1. the state of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, typically experienced involuntarily and characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one’s feelings but not primarily for a sexual relationship.

Example of limerence in a sentence:

  • When Romeo first laid eyes on Juliet, he was struck with such limerence that his need for her became like a drug that could only be satisfied by returned feelings.
  • Love at first sight is a form of limerence that creates such a strong desire to be with another person that it feels like love without ever having met.