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English definition of “smitten”

smitten

adjective [after verb]     /ˈsmɪt.ən/ US  /ˈsmɪt̬-/
having suddenly started to like or love something or someone very much: The story's about a man smitten with love for his wife's cousin. He was so smitten by her that he promised to move to Argentina to be near her.Loving and in loveLiking
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