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limerence

Syllabification: lim·er·ence
Pronunciation: /ˈlimərəns/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of limerence in English:

noun

Psychology
The state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one’s feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship.

Origin

1970s: from limer- (apparently an arbitrary syllable) + -ence.

Derivatives

limerent

1
adjective

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