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oneitis

noun; compounding
an immediate love or passionate obsession for another person that instantly consumes all of one's time and emotions
 
The term 'oneitis' typically refers to the condition of a person that has recently gotten into a relationship with another individual and has instantly started spending excessive amounts of time with them. People infected with 'oneitis' are often unaware of their immediate infatuation with the other individual and have to be told by others that they have 'oneitis'. The affix -itis (suffix to describe a medical condition) fits perfectly in the context of the word because 'oneitis' is similar a psychological condition, in which a person becomes obsessed emotionally with one specific person.
Etymology : Formed by compounding the roots 'one' and -'itis'
Source : My older brother (November 2008). Quote: "David has got a serious case of oneitis, he's already engaged to Mary and they've only been dating a few weeks."
Last modified: 3 December 2008


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