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affection

1. Pathol any disease or pathological condition
2. Psychol any form of mental functioning that involves emotion

affection

[ə′fek·shən]
(medicine)
Any pathology or diseased state of the body.
(psychology)
The feeling aspect of consciousness.
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A review of the intergenerational literature indicates that grandparents and grandchildren often develop a close and affectionate relationship (Kam & Nussbaum, 2008; Kennedy, 1990; Kornhaber, 1985).
This extraordinarily affectionate behaviour (even though you know it's pretty cold- blooded) may well shock your husband into making changes himself.
She's a wonderfully affectionate pet that's why it's desperately sad.
a Miami board-certified specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, an affectionate hug, a relaxing massage or some intimate conversation might be the best start.
Mark Booth, 53, insisted that the affectionate four-year-old female Tabby called Oli was a "nuisance".
He said: "We're about a year away from it opening - it was written with Steve Brown who's on the tour with me but it's really affectionate humour.
Wives show their love for their partner by nagging less while husbands' idea of being affectionate is share kitchen duties or offer to have sex.
She is an extremely affectionate cat and loves human attention and is also very playful.
I hoped it would be seen as an affectionate tribute to Fife.
She is very affectionate, but is often stiff in her hind end and may need to stay on anti-inflammatories to be comfortable.
Alison added: "Henry and Zola have delightful personalities - they're affectionate, loving and very chilled out.