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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 af·fec·tion·ate /əˈfɛkʃ(ə)nət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Af·fec·tion·ate a.
 1. Having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; as, an affectionate brother.
 2. Kindly inclined; zealous. [Obs.]
    Man, in his love God, and desire to please him, can never be too affectionate.   --Sprat.
 3. Proceeding from affection; indicating love; tender; as, the affectionate care of a parent; affectionate countenance, message, language.
 4. Strongly inclined; -- with to. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- Tender; attached; loving; devoted; warm; fond; earnest; ardent.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having or displaying warmth or affection; "affectionate
            children"; "caring parents"; "a fond embrace"; "fond of
            his nephew"; "a tender glance"; "a warm embrace" [syn:
            caring, fond, lovesome, tender, warm]