What is the infinitive of envie in this context: avoid envie de
is envie a verb?
"Avoir envie de" is a locution verbale ( a group of words functioning as a verb)
There is a noun feminine "envie" meaning envy or jealousy.
There is the transitive verb "envier" to desire / to envy
The locution verbal acts as an expression in its own right and so it doesn't make sense to try to analyse it word for word and should be accepted as it stands.
There is further information here, https://www.wordreference.com/fren/envie
Hope this helps.
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