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Meaning of MANIAC

Pronunciation:  'meyneeak

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an insane person

MANIAC is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: lunatic, madman
 See Also: bedlamite, crazy, diseased person, looney, loony, madwoman, pyromaniac, sick person, sufferer, weirdo



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ma"ni*ac\, a. [F. maniaque. See {Mania}.]
    Raving with madness; raging with disordered intellect;
    affected with mania; mad.
  2. \Ma"ni*ac\, n.
    A raving lunatic; a madman.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Mania is a state of mood characterized by elation, flight of ideas, and psychomotor excitation.
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