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passionnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈpæʃ.ən/  us   /ˈpæʃ.ən/
B2 a very ​powerfulfeeling, for ​example of ​sexual attraction, ​love, ​hate, ​anger, or other ​emotion: Football arouses a good ​deal of passion among ​itsfans. At ​school, his early ​interest in ​musicdeveloped into an abiding passion. Politics and ​philosophy were his lifelong passions.
a passion for sth
C1 an ​extremeinterest in or ​wish for doing something, such as a ​hobby, ​activity, etc.: Anton has a consuming passion for ​sciencefiction.
passions [plural]
very ​powerfulfeelings: Touch a man's ​property and his passions are ​immediatelyaroused.

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"passion" in American English

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passionnoun

 us   /ˈpæʃ·ən/
  • passion noun (EMOTION)

[C/U] a ​powerfulemotion or ​itsexpression, esp. the ​emotion of ​love, ​anger, or ​hate: [U] romantic passion [C] Passions were ​running high in the ​aftermath of the ​accident.
  • passion noun (STRONG INTEREST)

[C] something that you are ​stronglyinterested in and ​enjoy: She has two passions in ​life – her ​cats and ​opera.
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