"hysteria" Definition

  1. n. A nervous affection, occurring almost exclusively in women, in which the emotional and reflex excitability is exaggerated, and the will power correspondingly diminished, so that the patient loses control over the emotions, becomes the victim of imaginary sensations, and often falls into paroxism or fits.

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Position in dictionary: 48129 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "hysteria": 1
Words that end with "hysteria": 1
Words that contain "hysteria": 1
Next words in dictionary: hysteric, hysterical, hysterics, hysteroepilepsy, hysterogenic
Previous words in dictionary: hysteresis, hysteranthous, hyssop, hyson, hyrst

English Dictionary Definition of hysteria

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