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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.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.passions [plural] very powerful feelings: Touch a man's property and his passions are immediately aroused.
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