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compulsion

noun [C] (WANT)    /kəmˈpʌl.ʃən/
a very strong feeling of wanting to do something repeatedly that is difficult to control : For many people , dieting is a compulsion. [+ to infinitive] I seem to have a constant compulsion to eat .Feelings of desire
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