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fetish

noun [C] (RELIGIOUS OBJECT)    /ˈfet.ɪʃ/ US  /ˈfet̬-/ specialized
an object that is worshipped in some societies because it is believed to have a spirit or special magical powersReligious objects 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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