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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: desirer, from Latin desiderare, from sidus 'star' (perhaps from the idea of 'wishing on a star')

desire

2 verb
     
desire2 [transitive not in progressive]
1 formal to want something very much:
The hotel has everything you could possibly desire.
desire to do something
He desired to return to Mexico.
Add lemon juice if desired.
2 literary to want to have sex with someone
desired adjective:

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