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Language: Old English
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lust

1 noun
     
lust1
1 [uncountable and countable] very strong sexual desire, especially when it does not include love:
My feelings for Lauren were pure lust.
2 [singular, uncountable] a very strong desire to have something, usually power or money -used to show disapproval
3

(a) lust for life

a strong determination to enjoy life as much as possible - used to show approval:
the happy-go-lucky lust for life so typical of southern Italy

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