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Ablutomania

Ablutomania

(Science: psychiatry) Rarely used term for a morbid preoccupation with thoughts about cleanliness, exhibited by frequent washing, as seen in obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Origin: L. Ablutio, washing, _ g. Mania, insanity


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