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pas·sion

(pash'ŭn),
1. Intense emotion.
2. Obsolete term for suffering or pain.
[L. passio, fr. patior, pp. passus, to suffer]

passion

A nonspecific term no longer used in medicine for:
(1) Intense emotion; 
(2) Pain and/or suffering.

passion

(pash′ŏn) [L. passio, suffering]
1. Suffering.
2. Great emotion or zeal.
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We know the President, he is full of surprises and at the same time, when he's very passionate about an idea, he will adlib.
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com along with their name, age, address, shirt size and a sentence or two explaining why they are their club's most passionate fan.
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