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Pronunciation: (fet'ish, fē'tish), [key]
1. an object regarded with awe as being the embodiment or habitation of a potent spirit or as having magical potency.
2. any object, idea, etc., eliciting unquestioning reverence, respect, or devotion: to make a fetish of high grades.
3. Psychol.any object or nongenital part of the body that causes a habitual erotic response or fixation. Also,fet'ich.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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