early 19th century: from Greek numpholēptos 'caught by nymphs', from numphē 'nymph' + lambanein 'take'.
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- His father, it transpires, is a ‘nympholeptic’ -- ‘which at least seemed a step up from a pedophile.’
- Humbert carefully distinguishes his nympholeptic sensuality from the standard heterosexual experience, of which he is also capable.
- The Trial takes you on a journey into the mind of Kafka's anti-hero, the nympholeptic Joseph K.
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