infatuation

[in-fach-oo-ey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the state of being infatuated.
2.
the act of infatuating.
3.
foolish or all-absorbing passion or an instance of this: a mere infatuation that will not last.
4.
the object of a person's infatuation: When I was a kid, my infatuation was stamp collecting.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin infatuātiōn- (stem of infatuātiō). See infatuate, -ion

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infatuation (ɪnˌfætjʊˈeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of infatuating or state of being infatuated
2.  foolish or extravagant passion
3.  an object of foolish or extravagant passion

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infatuation
1640s, noun of action from infatuate.
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Example sentences
But your arts and allurements may, in a moment of infatuation, have made him
  forget what he owes to himself and to all his family.
Take infatuation, you can look at brain scans or hormones or design a survey of
  questions.
Even after they'd gone out for coffee, she couldn't say that what she was
  feeling was anything more than infatuation.
He has a delicate balance between anxiety and infatuation.
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