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desire

noun [C or U] (WANT)    /dɪˈzaɪər/ US  /-ˈzaɪr/
B2 a strong feeling that you want something: I certainly have no desire to have children. There is a strong desire for peace among the people. He needed to satisfy his desire for revenge. [+ to infinitive] She had a burning/strong desire to go back to her home country before she died. Several people have expressed a desire to see the report.Feelings of desire
(Definition of desire noun (WANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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