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infatuation

[in-fach-oo-ey-shuh n] /ɪnˌfætʃ uˈeɪ ʃən/
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 of infatuation
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin infatuātiōn- (stem of infatuātiō). See infatuate, -ion
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infatuation

/ɪnˌfætjʊˈeɪʃən/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for infatuation
n.

1640s, noun of action from infatuate, or else from French infatuation or directly from Late Latin infatuationem (nominative infatuatio), from past participle stem of infatuare.

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