Infatuating
Infatuate In*fat"u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infatuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infatuating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make foolish; to affect with folly; to weaken the intellectual powers of, or to deprive of sound judgment. [1913 Webster]

The judgment of God will be very visible in infatuating a people . . . ripe and prepared for destruction. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

2. To inspire with a foolish and extravagant passion; as, to be infatuated with gaming. [1913 Webster]

The people are . . . infatuated with the notion. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • infatuating — adj. bewitching, enamoring, endearing, captivating in·fat·u·ate || ɪn fætʃʊeɪt v. obsess, enamor, endear, allure, bewitch …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Infatuate — In*fat u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infatuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infatuating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make foolish; to affect with folly; to weaken the intellectual powers of, or to deprive of sound judgment. [1913 Webster] The judgment of God… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infatuated — Infatuate In*fat u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infatuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infatuating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make foolish; to affect with folly; to weaken the intellectual powers of, or to deprive of sound judgment. [1913 Webster] The judgment… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delirate — De*lir ate, v. t. & i. [L. deliratus, p. p. of delirare. See {Delirium}.] To madden; to rave. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] An infatuating and delirating spirit in it. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infatuation — In*fat u*a tion, n. [LL. infatuatio: cf. F. infatuation.] The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates. [1913 Webster] The infatuations of the sensual and frivolous part of mankind are amazing; but the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • infatuate — infatuator, n. v. /in fach ooh ayt /; adj., n. /in fach ooh it, ayt /, v., infatuated, infatuating, adj., n. v.t. 1. to inspire or possess with a foolish or unreasoning passion, as of love. 2. to affect with folly; make foolish or fatuous. adj. 3 …   Universalium

  • infatuation — /in fach ooh ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the state of being infatuated. 2. the act of infatuating. 3. foolish or all absorbing passion or an instance of this: a mere infatuation that will not last. 4. the object of a person s infatuation: When I was a kid …   Universalium

  • infatuation — noun a) The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates. b) An unreasoning love or attraction …   Wiktionary

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