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tr.v. in·fat·u·at·ed, in·fat·u·at·ing, in·fat·u·ates
1. To inspire with unreasoning love or attachment.
2. To cause to behave foolishly.
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′)
[Latin īnfatuāre, īnfatuāt- : in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + fatuus, foolish.]
in·fat′u·a′tion (-ā′shən) n.
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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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in•fat•u•a•tion(ɪnˌfætʃ uˈeɪ ʃən)
1. the state of being infatuated; foolish or all-absorbing passion.
2. the object of a person's infatuation.
[1640–50; < Late Latin]
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|Noun||1.||infatuation - a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration|
|2.||infatuation - temporary love of an adolescent |
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
|3.||infatuation - an object of extravagant short-lived passion|
object - the focus of cognitions or feelings; "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"
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noun obsession, thing (informal), passion, crush (informal), madness, folly, fixation, foolishness Teenagers have their own infatuations.
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An extravagant, short-lived romantic attachment:
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infatuation[ɪnˌfætjʊˈeɪʃən] N → encaprichamiento m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
infatuation[ɪnˌfætjʊˈeɪʃən] n (with person, thing) → engouement m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
infatuation[ɪnˌfætjʊˈeɪʃ/ən] n → infatuazione f
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