impassion

[ im-pash-uh n ]
/ ɪmˈpæʃ ən /

verb (used with object)

to fill, or affect strongly, with intense feeling or passion; inflame; excite.

Nearby words

  1. impartiality,
  2. impartible,
  3. impassable,
  4. impasse,
  5. impassible,
  6. impassionate,
  7. impassionately,
  8. impassioned,
  9. impassive,
  10. impassivity

Origin of impassion

From the Italian word impassionare, dating back to 1585–95. See im-1, passion

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British Dictionary definitions for impassion

impassion

/ (ɪmˈpæʃən) /

verb

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

impassion

v.

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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