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Meaning of nympholepsy

nym•pho•lep•sy

Pronunciation: (nim'fu-lep"sē), [key]
— pl. -sies.
  1. an ecstasy supposed by the ancients to be inspired by nymphs.
  2. a frenzy of emotion, as for something unattainable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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