noun[mass noun] rare
A form of madness involving the delusion of being an animal, with correspondingly altered behaviour.
More example sentences
- She has zoanthropy like her father, and turns into a tiger!
- He was afflicted with a psychotic disorder called zoanthropy, and was reduced to acting like a brute beast of the field.
- Among the more illiterate classes, to be possessed with the spirit of a fox is a form of zoanthropy not infrequently met with.