UK [meɪnɪə] / US suffix
1) used with many nouns to make nouns meaning an extremely strong enthusiasm for something


2) used for making nouns describing a particular type of mental illness

kleptomania (= a mental illness that makes you steal things)

English dictionary. 2014.

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