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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infatuate  \In*fat"u*ate\  (?;  135),  a.  [L.  infatuatus  p.  p.  of 
  infatuare  to  infatuate;  pref.  in-  in  +  fatuus  foolish.  See 
  {Fatuous}.] 
  Infatuated.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infatuate  \In*fat"u*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Infatuated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Infatuating}.] 
  1.  To  make  foolish;  to  affect  with  folly;  to  weaken  the 
  intellectual  powers  of  or  to  deprive  of  sound  judgment. 
 
  The  judgment  of  God  will  be  very  visible  in 
  infatuating  a  people  .  .  .  ripe  and  prepared  for 
  destruction.  --Clarendon. 
 
  2.  To  inspire  with  a  foolish  and  extravagant  passion;  as  to 
  be  infatuated  with  gaming. 
 
  The  people  are  .  .  .  infatuated  with  the  notion. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infatuate 
  v  :  make  passionate,  of  foolish  passions 




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