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Definition of Emotion

  EMOTION   noun
A prostrating disease caused by a determination of the heart to the head.  It is sometimes accompanied by a copious discharge of hydrated chloride of sodium from the eyes.

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
??m?u??n n. a strong mental or instinctive feeling such as love or fear. [earlier = agitation, disturbance of the mind, f. F ÷motion f. ÷mouvoir excite]

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