Infatuate

In*fat"u*ate

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Infatuated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Infatuating.]
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1. To make foolish; to affect with folly; to weaken the intellectual powers of, or to deprive of sound judgment.
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The judgment of God will be very visible in infatuating a people . . . ripe and prepared for destruction.
Clarendon.
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2. To inspire with a foolish and extravagant passion; as, to be infatuated with gaming.
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The people are . . . infatuated with the notion.
Addison.
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