Definition for PAS'SION-ATE

PAS'SION-ATE, a. [It. passionato; Fr. passionné.]

  1. Easily moved to anger; easily excited or agitated by injury or insult; applied to persons. Homer's Achilles is haughty and passionate. – Prior.
  2. Highly excited; vehement; warm; applied to things; as, passionate affection; passionate desire; passionate concern.
  3. Expressing strong emotion; animated; as, passionate eloquence.

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