Definition for AF-FEC'TION-ATE

AF-FEC'TION-ATE, a. [Fr. affectionné.]

  1. Having great love, or affection; fond; as, an affectionate brother.
  2. Warm in affection; zealous. Man, in his love to God, and desire to please him, can never be too affectionate. – Sprat.
  3. Proceeding from affection; indicating love; benevolent; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; an affectionate countenance.
  4. Inclined to; warmly attached. [Little used.] – Bacon.

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