[im-pash-uh n]
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Origin of impassion

From the Italian word impassionare, dating back to 1585–95. See im-1, passion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for impassion


  1. (tr) to arouse the passions of; inflame
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Word Origin and History for impassion

1590s, from Italian impassionare "to fill with passion," from im- "in, into" (see im-) + passione "passion," from Latin passionem (see passion). Related: Impassioned.

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