verb \im-ˈpa-shən\
im·pas·sionedim·pas·sion·ing \-sh(ə-)niŋ\

Definition of IMPASSION

transitive verb
:  to arouse the feelings or passions of

Examples of IMPASSION

  1. <the obvious intent of the documentary was to impassion viewers to do something about global warming>


probably from Italian impassionare, from in- (from Latin) + passione passion, from Late Latin passion-, passio
First Known Use: 1591


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