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passion

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈpæʃ.ən/ us  
B2 a very powerful feeling, for example of sexual attraction, love, hate, anger, or other emotion: Football arouses a good deal of passion among its fans. At school, his early interest in music developed into an abiding passion. Politics and philosophy were his lifelong passions.Strong feelings a passion for sth C1 an extreme interest in or wish for doing something, such as a hobby, activity, etc.: Anton has a consuming passion for science fiction.Passionate or passing interests passions [plural] very powerful feelings: Touch a man's property and his passions are immediately aroused.Strong feelings
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