Infatuating



[verb in-fach-oo-eyt; adjective, noun in-fach-oo-it, -eyt] /verb ɪnˈfætʃ uˌeɪt; adjective, noun ɪnˈfætʃ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), infatuated, infatuating.
1.
to inspire or possess with a foolish or unreasoning passion, as of love.
2.
to affect with folly; make foolish or fatuous.
adjective
3.
infatuated.
noun
4.
a person who is infatuated.
verb (transitive) (ɪnˈfætjʊˌeɪt)
1.
to inspire or fill with foolish, shallow, or extravagant passion
2.
to cause to act foolishly
adjective (ɪnˈfætjʊɪt; -ˌeɪt)
3.
an archaic word for infatuated
noun (ɪnˈfætjʊɪt; -ˌeɪt)
4.
(literary) a person who is infatuated
v.

1530s, “turn (something) to foolishness, frustrate,” from Latin infatuatus, past participle of infatuare “make a fool of,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + fatuus “foolish.” Specific sense of “inspire (in someone) a foolish romantic passion” is from 1620s. Related: Infatuated; infatuating.

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