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Meaning of compassion

com•pas•sion

Pronunciation: (kum-pash'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.
—v.t.
  1. to compassionate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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