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Drug slang A regionally popular street term for crack cocaine
Psychology The personal experience and manifest expression of emotional attachment or bonding to another person
Types Sacred and profane love, and affectional and erotic love. The word is also used in the vernacular as a synonym for like or fancy
Sports medicine Nil, naught (tennis)
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love

[ME.]
1. Profound concern and affection for another person.
2. In psychoanalysis, love may be equated with pleasure, particularly as it applies to the gratifying sexual experiences between individuals.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Janet Todd depicts desire as the "god of Love-Letters" (1996a, xxv).
He apparently succeeds, as in the third letter Silvia confesses: "I wonder'd why my Soul was continually filled with wishes and new desires" (Love-Letters 22), and a little bit later proclaims: "[c]ome my Philander, whither Love and soft desire invites you" (Love-Letters 29).
Finally, Philander escapes from Silvia's amorous father: "[s]o I left the expecting Lover I suppose ranging the Grove for his fled Nimph" (Love-Letters 61).
The story is a retelling of his affair with Lady Henrietta Berkeley, but in the letter about impotence there existed a strange misprint in the first edition of Love-Letters. This letter is signed "Lysander"--a name significant for Aphra Behn, who uses it in her poem about impotence, The Disappointment, and it is also one of her pseudonyms for her friend and lover John Hoyle.
Taking too much aphrodisiac, Brilljard is seized with pain: "[b]ut he was no sooner laid in Bed with the Charming Silvia as he thought, but he was taken with intollerable gripes and pains, such as he had never felt before, insomuch as he was not able to lie in the bed" (Love-Letters 216).