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English definition of “love affair”

love affair

noun [C]  /ˈlʌv əˌfeər/ us  
a romantic and usually physical relationship between two people A strong positive feeling between a person and an idea or activity can also be called a love affair: The league launched the program in New Orleans because of Louisiana's love affair with football.
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