[ in-fach-oo-ey-shuhn ]
/ ɪnˌfætʃ uˈeɪ ʃən /


the state of being infatuated.
the act of infatuating.
foolish or all-absorbing passion or an instance of this: a mere infatuation that will not last.
the object of a person's infatuation: When I was a kid, my infatuation was stamp collecting.

Origin of infatuation

First recorded in 1640–50, infatuation is from the Late Latin word infatuātiōn- (stem of infatuātiō). See infatuate, -ion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for infatuation

/ (ɪnˌfætjʊˈeɪʃən) /


the act of infatuating or state of being infatuated
foolish or extravagant passion
an object of foolish or extravagant passion
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