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noun     enthusiasm pronunciation in British English
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  1. [uncountable] the feeling of being very interested in something or excited by it
    enthusiasm for:

    His enthusiasm for music has stayed strong throughout his 23 years in radio.

    dampen someone’s enthusiasm (=reduce it):

    The defeat did not dampen the enthusiasm of the home team.

    1. a.
      [countable] an activity or subject that you are interested in and excited about


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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