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noun 
  1. (psychology) Emotion.
  2. (colloquial, psychology) A strong emotional experience. See
    1. Usage notes, usage notes below.
    2. (psychology) external, External display of emotion or mood.
    He seemed completely devoid of .
Translations: 
  • German: Mitleidenschaft
verb 
  1. (transitive) To influence or alter.
The experience affected me deeply.
The heat of the sunlight affected the speed of the chemical reaction.
  1. (transitive) To move to emotion.
He was deeply affected by the themes in the play.
  1. (transitive) To make a false display of.
He managed to a smile despite feeling quite miserable.
  1. (transitive) Of an illness or condition, to infect or harm (a part of the body).
Hepatitis affects the liver.
Translations: 
  • French: affecter
    (trans-mid)
  • German: beeinflussen
  • Italian: fingere
    (trans-mid)
Etymology: From (term, affecter) < (term, affectare, lang=la, , to strive after, aim at).


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