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emotion

Pronunciation: e-mo'shun

Definition: A strong feeling, aroused mental state, or intense state of drive or unrest, which may be directed toward a definite object and is evidenced in both behavior and in psychological changes, with accompanying autonomic nervous system manifestations.

[L. e-moveo, pp. -motus, to move out, agitate]

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