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affection

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Jonathan Swift
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Noun

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affection

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  1. The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.
  2. An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc., are affections of bodies.
  3. Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity; tendency.
  4. A settled good will; kind feeling; love; zealous or tender attachment
    Usage note: often in the plural; formerly followed by "to", but now more generally by "for" or "toward(s)"; as, filial, social, or conjugal affections; to have an affection for or towards children
  5. (medicine) Disease; morbid symptom; malady; as, a pulmonary affection. --Dunglison.

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Note: The verb affect has so many meanings that giving translations for the act of affecting and the state of being affected often makes no sense as a dozen different verbs may be required to cover affect in another language.

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