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emotion

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Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
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Etymology

From French émotion, from émouvoir (excite) based on Latin emotus, pp. emovere (to move out, move away, remove, stir up, agitate), from e- (out) (variant of ex-), and movere (move).

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  1. A person's internal state of being and involuntary, subjective, physiological response to an object or a situation, based in or tied to physical state and sensory feelings.
  2. A reaction by an non-human organism with behavioral and physiological elements similar to a person's response.

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