ma·nia /ˈmeɪnijə/ noun plural ma·nias
mental illness in which a person becomes very emotional or excited [noncount
] ▪ She would typically experience a period of mania and then suddenly become deeply depressed.
] ▪ patients affected by manias
extreme enthusiasm for something that is usually shared by many people [count
] — usually singular ▪ The band was part of the early rock-and-roll mania. [=craze] ▪ The city's sports mania is very well-known.
— often + for ▪ He had a mania for cleanliness.
] ▪ The entire city has been gripped by baseball mania.