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Definition of lust noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (often disapproving) [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1lust (for somebody) very strong sexual desire, especially when love is not involved Their affair was driven by pure lust.
  2. 2lust (for something) very strong desire for something or enjoyment of something to satisfy his lust for power She has a real lust for life (= she really enjoys life). see also bloodlust
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lust

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