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lust

noun uk   /lʌst/ us  

lust noun (DESIRE)

[U] a very strong sexual desire: I don't think it's love so much as lust.

lust noun (WISH)

[C or U] a very powerful feeling of wanting something: her lust for power It's wonderful to see the children's lust for life (= how enthusiastic they are about life).
lustful
adjective uk   /-fəl/ us  
lustful thoughts
lustfully
adverb uk   /-fəl.i/ us  
lustfulness
noun [U] uk   /-fəl.nəs/ us  
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