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noun [C] (INTEREST)    /ˈfet.ɪʃ/ US  /ˈfet̬-/
a sexual interest in an object or a part of the body other than the sexual organs: a rubber/foot fetish He has a fetish about/for high heels.Sexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abduction an activity or object that you are so interested in that you spend an unreasonable amount of time thinking about it or doing it: She makes a fetish of organization - it's quite obsessive. He has a fetish for/about cleanliness.Continually thinking about fetishism     /-ɪ.ʃɪ.zəm/ noun [U] fetishistic     /ˌfet.ɪˈʃɪs.tɪk/ US  /ˌfet̬-/ adjective fetishistic religionsReligious beliefs and atheistic beliefsRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
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