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emotion

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noun emo·tion \i-ˈmō-shən\

Medical Definition of emotion

  1. 1:  the affective aspect of consciousness

  2. 2:  a state of feeling

  3. 3:  a conscious mental reaction (as anger or fear) subjectively experienced as strong feeling usually directed toward a specific object and typically accompanied by physiological and behavioral changes in the body—compare affect

emotional \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
emotionality \-ˌmō-shə-ˈnal-ət-ē\play noun plural emotionalities
emotionally \-ˈmō-shnə-lē, -shən-əl-ē\play adverb




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