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Ablutomania (from Latin ablutere 'to wash off") is the persistent and abnormal bathing, washing, or cleaning of the body.[1]

It is often a component in OCD.

In psychoanalytic theory it was thought to symbolize an attempt to reduce anxiety arising from guilt.

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  1. P.L. Harriman (1947). Dictionary of Psychology. Philosophical Library. New York.

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