mania-, -mania, -maniac, -maniacal, -manic, -manically, -maniacally

(Greek: a specific mental disorder or obsessive preoccupation with something; madness, frenzy; obsession, or abnormal desire for or with something or someone; also, an excessive enthusiasm or fondness for something that is not safe or advantageous)

1. The pathological excessive use of of alcohol.
2. Periodic drinking bouts.
3. A morbid and insatiable craving for alcohol.

Also applied to persistent drunkenness; alcoholism.

dipsomaniac (s) (noun), dipsomaniacs (pl)
Someone who has a pathological and uncontrollable craving for alcoholic drinks: Karl's brother was arrested by the police recently because, as a dipsomaniac, he was driving his car and he ran into another vehicle.
Someone who has a morbid and often uncontrollable desire to drink alcohol.
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Addiction to or obsession with discotheques, disco music, or disco dancing.
1. The compulsion to own furs.
2. An abnormal interest in fur.
doromania (s) (noun), doromanias (pl)
A psychiatric description of the urge or compulsion to give presents: "The wealthy philanthropist often disguised himself and, suffering from doromania, wandered the streets giving away money; especially, to those who were homeless."
An uncontrollable desire to run away (from home, responsibilities, a bad situation, etc.).
1. A mania for roaming, running, or traveling.
2. An intense enthusiasm or compulsion to travel; wanderlust.
3. An uncontrollable desire to wander away from home.
1. Preoccupation with the possibility of developing a physical deformity or a delusional conviction that such a deformity has already developed.
2. An abnormal dread of deformity, particularly in others.
1. The delusional conviction that one is physically deformed or otherwise abnormal.
2. An abnormal dread of deformity, particularly in others.
ecdemiomania, ecdemomania, ecdemomonomania
1. A morbid impulse, or obsession, to travel or wander around.
2. A compulsive wandering away from home.
ecomania, eciomania
1. A morbid attitude toward the members of one’s family [domineering behavior at home and humility toward other persons in authority].
2. A pathological dislike of the members of one’s family often resulting in a feeling that one must get away from them.
ecomania, oikomania
In psychology, a mental attitude whereby one is hostile and domineering toward one’s own family but who is submissive to those in an outside authority.
An abnormal interest in genitals.
egomania (s) (noun), egomanias (pl)
1. An unhealthy over concern with oneself: People who are egomaniacs talk constantly about themselves or their own activities, to the exclusion of other people and everything else.
2. An extreme self-centeredness or self-appreciation: Egomania is not regarded as a mental disorder, but such extreme self-conceit is sometimes said to indicate an underlying mental instability.
egomaniac (s) (noun), egomaniacs (pl)
1. An abnormally self-centered person.
2. Someone who considers himself or herself to be extremely important and able to do anything that he or she wants to do.
Egomaniacs are always me-deep in conversation and when two of them meet, it becomes a case of an I for an I.

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Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "anger, angry; rage, wrath, fury; rave": fur-, furi-; ira-; lysso-; rab-, rav-.