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impassion Syllabification: im·pas·sion
Pronunciation: /imˈpaSHən/

Definition of impassion in English:


[with object]
Make passionate: her body had once pleased and impassioned him
More example sentences
  • As the French put it, ‘A passionate man impassions others.’
  • But to energise and impassion the nation - well - who knows what it's going to take.
  • ‘It can really impassion employee-owners to get in the game,’ she says.


Late 16th century: from Italian impassionnare, from im- (expressing intensive force) + passione 'passion', from Christian Latin passio (see passion).

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