the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
Syn: ↑indulgence, ↑pampering, ↑humoring
Derivationally related forms: ↑humor (for: ↑humoring), ↑pampering (for: ↑pampering), ↑pamper (for: ↑pampering), ↑indulge, ↑indulge (for: ↑indulgence)
Hypernyms: ↑gratification

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