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Uncontrollable or excessive sexual desire in a man.Compare with nymphomania
- ‘The first to look after him was his long-suffering wife, Johanna - long-suffering because when he was on a high he was beset by satyriasis, recklessly pursuing every woman within arm's reach.’
- ‘In the past, other labels such as nymphomania, satyriasis, and hyper-sexuality have been used’
- ‘Part of the problem is that British culture has been so heavily influenced by the satyriasis of the former US president.’
Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek saturiasis, from saturos (see satyr).
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