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smitten

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Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
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English

Etymology

Old English verb smittian "to pollute", cognate with German schmitzen, to pollute, and through Middle Low German with Danish smitte, to infect.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Made irrationally enthusiastic.
    I was really smitten by the color combination, and soon repainted the entire house.
  2. In love.
    He was totally smitten by the librarian.

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Verb

smitten

  1. Past participle of smite.

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