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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Infatuation


INFATUA'TION, noun The act of affecting with folly.

1. A state of mind in which the intellectual powers are weakened, either generally, or in regard to particular objects, so that the person affected acts without his usual judgment, and contrary to the dictates of reason. All men who waste their substance in gaming, intemperance or any other vice, are chargeable with infatuation