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tr.v. in·fat·u·at·ed, in·fat·u·at·ing, in·fat·u·ates
1. To inspire with unreasoning love or attachment.
2. To cause to behave foolishly.
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′)
[Latin īnfatuāre, īnfatuāt- : in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + fatuus, foolish.]
in·fat′u·a′tion (-ā′shən) n.
1. to inspire or fill with foolish, shallow, or extravagant passion
2. to cause to act foolishly
an archaic word for infatuated
literary a person who is infatuated
[C16: from Latin infatuāre, from in-2 + fatuus fatuous]
in•fat•u•ate(v. ɪnˈfætʃ uˌeɪt; adj., n. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj., n. v.t.
1. to inspire or possess with a foolish or unreasoning admiration or love.
2. to affect with folly; make foolish or fatuous.adj.
3. characterized by foolish or irrational love or desire; infatuated.n.
4. a person who is infatuated.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin infatuātus, past participle of infatuāre to make into a fool]
Past participle: infatuated
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|Verb||1.||infatuate - arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way; "His new car has infatuated him"; "love has infatuated her"|