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1. Worship of or belief in magical fetishes.
2. Excessive attachment or regard.
3. The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving a fetish.

fet′ish·ist n.
fet′ish·is′tic adj.
fet′ish·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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in a fetishistic manner
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