Affluenza  

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affluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more.

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Affluenza, from affluence and influenza, is a term used by critics of consumerism. Sources define it as follows:

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