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echolalia Tweet Definition of echolalia Like Definition of echolalia on Facebook
noun
  1. an involuntary often pathological repetition of what is heard
  2. a childs repetition of heard sounds as part of development
adjectiveecholalic
  1. of or pertaining to echolalia
egomania Tweet Definition of egomania Like Definition of egomania on Facebook
noun
  1. Excessive vanity, pride or arrogance. To be overly taken with ones own importance.
    There's a lot of going around, it seems everyone believes they are the most capable and important person in the room.
elaboration Tweet Definition of elaboration Like Definition of elaboration on Facebook
noun
  1. The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
  2. The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues.
electroshock Tweet Definition of electroshock Like Definition of electroshock on Facebook
noun
  1. electroconvulsive therapy
verb
  1. To administer electroconvulsive therapy
encephalopathy Tweet Definition of encephalopathy Like Definition of encephalopathy on Facebook
noun (encephalopathies)
  1. (context, pathology, neurology) Any various condition affecting the brain.
eroticism Tweet Definition of eroticism Like Definition of eroticism on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being erotic, or of being sexually aroused
  2. Sexual excitement, especially if abnormally persistent
erotomania Tweet Definition of erotomania Like Definition of erotomania on Facebook
noun
  1. a disorder in which a person has a delusion of a romantic relationship with another person
  2. excessive sexual inclination or desire
erythrophobia Tweet Definition of erythrophobia Like Definition of erythrophobia on Facebook
noun
  1. An abnormal and persistent fear of blushing
exhibitionism Tweet Definition of exhibitionism Like Definition of exhibitionism on Facebook
noun
  1. urge to walk around naked or show one's genitals, breasts or buttocks at times
  2. urge to display for example one's wealth, for example by driving around in a conspicuous expensive car
exhibitionist Tweet Definition of exhibitionist Like Definition of exhibitionist on Facebook
noun
  1. One who attempts by his behaviour to draw attention to himself.
  2. One who exposes his or her genitalia in public.
adjective
  1. compulsively seeking attention
expansive Tweet Definition of expansive Like Definition of expansive on Facebook
adjective
  1. Able to be expanded.
  2. Comprehensive in scope or extent.
  3. Talkative and sociable.

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