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Topic: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY

Date: 1900-2000
Origin: mania

manic

adjective
     
man‧ic
1 informalMP behaving in a very anxious or excited way:
She seemed slightly manic.
Mortimer continued to shoot, a manic grin on his face.
2 medicalMP relating to a feeling of great happiness or excitement that is part of a mental illness
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