10 letter words ending in ion

Abannation (n.) Alt. of Abannition

Abannition (n.) Banishment.

Abdication (n.) The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority.

Aberration (n.) The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.

Aberration (n.) A partial alienation of reason.

Aberration (n.) The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.

Aberration (n.) The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.

Abjuration (n.) The act of abjuring or forswearing; a renunciation upon oath; as, abjuration of the realm, a sworn banishment, an oath taken to leave the country and never to return.

Abjuration (n.) A solemn recantation or renunciation; as, an abjuration of heresy.

Ablegation (n.) The act of sending abroad.

Abnegation (n.) a denial; a renunciation.

Abnodation (n.) The act of cutting away the knots of trees.

Abrogation (n.) The act of abrogating; repeal by authority.

Abscession (n.) A separating; removal; also, an abscess.

Abscission (n.) The act or process of cutting off.

Abscission (n.) The state of being cut off.

Abscission (n.) A figure of speech employed when a speaker having begun to say a thing stops abruptly: thus, "He is a man of so much honor and candor, and of such generosity -- but I need say no more."

Absolution (n.) An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.

Absolution (n.) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent.

Absolution (n.) The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.

Absolution (n.) An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.

Absolution (n.) The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.

Absolution (n.) Delivery, in speech.

Absorption (n.) The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.

Absorption (n.) An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.

Absorption (n.) In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.

Absorption (n.) Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.

Abstention (a.) The act of abstaining; a holding aloof.

Abstersion (n.) Act of wiping clean; a cleansing; a purging.

Abstrusion (n.) The act of thrusting away.

Absumption (n.) Act of wasting away; a consuming; extinction.

Accubation (n.) The act or posture of reclining on a couch, as practiced by the ancients at meals.

Accusation (n.) The act of accusing or charging with a crime or with a lighter offense.

Accusation (n.) That of which one is accused; the charge of an offense or crime, or the declaration containing the charge.

Acervation (n.) A heaping up; accumulation.

Adaptation (n.) The act or process of adapting, or fitting; or the state of being adapted or fitted; fitness.

Adaptation (n.) The result of adapting; an adapted form.

Addression (n.) The act of addressing or directing one's course.

Adequation (n.) The act of equalizing; act or result of making adequate; an equivalent.

Adhibition (n.) The act of adhibiting; application; use.

Adjunction (n.) The act of joining; the thing joined or added.

Adjuration (n.) The act of adjuring; a solemn charging on oath, or under the penalty of a curse; an earnest appeal.

Adjuration (n.) The form of oath or appeal.

Adlegation (n.) A right formerly claimed by the states of the German Empire of joining their own ministers with those of the emperor in public treaties and negotiations to the common interest of the empire.

Adlocution (n.) See Allocution.

Admiration (n.) Wonder; astonishment.

Admiration (n.) Wonder mingled with approbation or delight; an emotion excited by a person or thing possessed of wonderful or high excellence; as, admiration of a beautiful woman, of a landscape, of virtue.

Admiration (n.) Cause of admiration; something to excite wonder, or pleased surprise; a prodigy.

Admonition (n.) Gentle or friendly reproof; counseling against a fault or error; expression of authoritative advice; friendly caution or warning.

Adornation (n.) Adornment.

Adrogation (n.) A kind of adoption in ancient Rome. See Arrogation.

Advocation (n.) The act of advocating or pleading; plea; advocacy.

Advocation (n.) Advowson.

Advocation (n.) The process of removing a cause from an inferior court to the supreme court.

Advolution (n.) A rolling toward something.

Affliction (n.) The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, etc.; an instance of grievous distress; a pain or grief.

Affliction (n.) The state of being afflicted; a state of pain, distress, or grief.

Affriction (n.) The act of rubbing against.

Aggeration (n.) A heaping up; accumulation; as, aggerations of sand.

Aggression (n.) The first attack, or act of hostility; the first act of injury, or first act leading to a war or a controversy; unprovoked attack; assault; as, a war of aggression. "Aggressions of power."

Aglutition (n.) Inability to swallow.

Albication (n.) The process of becoming white, or developing white patches, or streaks.

Alienation (n.) The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.

Alienation (n.) A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.

Alienation (n.) A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.

Alienation (n.) Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind.


Allegation (n.) The act of alleging or positively asserting.

Allegation (n.) That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive assertion; formal averment

Allegation (n.) A statement by a party of what he undertakes to prove, -- usually applied to each separate averment; the charge or matter undertaken to be proved.

Alligation (n.) The act of tying together or attaching by some bond, or the state of being attached.

Alligation (n.) A rule relating to the solution of questions concerning the compounding or mixing of different ingredients, or ingredients of different qualities or values.


Allocation (n.) The act of putting one thing to another; a placing; disposition; arrangement.

Allocation (n.) An allotment or apportionment; as, an allocation of shares in a company.

Allocation (n.) The admission of an item in an account, or an allowance made upon an account; -- a term used in the English exchequer.

Allocution (n.) The act or manner of speaking to, or of addressing in words.

Allocution (n.) An address; a hortatory or authoritative address as of a pope to his clergy.

Alteration (n.) The act of altering or making different.

Alteration (n.) The state of being altered; a change made in the form or nature of a thing; changed condition.

Ambulation (n.) The act of walking.

Ammunition (n.) Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense.

Ammunition (n.) Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.

Ammunition (n.) Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.

Ammunition (v. t.) To provide with ammunition.

Ampliation (n.) Enlargement; amplification.

Ampliation (n.) A postponement of the decision of a cause, for further consideration or re-argument.

Amputation (n.) The act of amputating; esp. the operation of cutting off a limb or projecting part of the body.

Angulation (n.) A making angular; angular formation.

Anhelation (n.) Short and rapid breathing; a panting; asthma.

Annexation (v. t.) The act of annexing; process of attaching, adding, or appending; the act of connecting; union; as, the annexation of Texas to the United States, or of chattels to the freehold.

Annexation (v. t.) The union of property with a freehold so as to become a fixture. Bouvier. (b) (Scots Law) The appropriation of lands or rents to the crown.

Annotation (n.) A note, added by way of comment, or explanation; -- usually in the plural; as, annotations on ancient authors, or on a word or a passage.

Annulation (n.) A circular or ringlike formation; a ring or belt.

Antrustion (n.) A vassal or voluntary follower of Frankish princes in their enterprises

Aphis lion () The larva of the lacewinged flies (Chrysopa), which feeds voraciously upon aphids. The name is also applied to the larvae of the ladybugs (Coccinella).

Apparition (n.) The act of becoming visible; appearance; visibility.

Apparition (n.) The thing appearing; a visible object; a form.

Apparition (n.) An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance; a ghost; a specter; a phantom.

Apparition (n.) The first appearance of a star or other luminary after having been invisible or obscured; -- opposed to occultation.

Appetition (n.) Desire; a longing for, or seeking after, something.

Apposition (n.) The act of adding; application; accretion.

Apposition (n.) The putting of things in juxtaposition, or side by side; also, the condition of being so placed.

Apposition (n.) The state of two nouns or pronouns, put in the same case, without a connecting word between them; as, I admire Cicero, the orator. Here, the second noun explains or characterizes the first.

Aprication (n.) Basking in the sun.

Arefaction (n.) The act of drying, or the state of growing dry.

Areolation (n.) Division into areolae.

Areolation (n.) Any small space, bounded by some part different in color or structure, as the spaces bounded by the nervures of the wings of insects, or those by the veins of leaves; an areola.

Argutation (n.) Caviling; subtle disputation.

Arietation (n.) The act of butting like a ram; act of using a battering-ram.

Arietation (n.) Act of striking or conflicting.

Ariolation (n.) A soothsaying; a foretelling.

Arrogation (n.) The act of arrogating, or making exorbitant claims; the act of taking more than one is justly entitled to.

Arrogation (n.) Adoption of a person of full age.

Ascription (n.) The act of ascribing, imputing, or affirming to belong; also, that which is ascribed.

Asperation (n.) The act of asperating; a making or becoming rough.

Aspiration (n.) The act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound.

Aspiration (n.) The act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration.

Aspiration (n.) The act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire.

Assecution (n.) An obtaining or acquiring.

Assumption (n.) The act of assuming, or taking to or upon one's self; the act of taking up or adopting.

Assumption (n.) The act of taking for granted, or supposing a thing without proof; supposition; unwarrantable claim.

Assumption (n.) The thing supposed; a postulate, or proposition assumed; a supposition.

Assumption (n.) The minor or second proposition in a categorical syllogism.

Assumption (n.) The taking of a person up into heaven.

Assumption (n.) A festival in honor of the ascent of the Virgin Mary into heaven.

Astriction (n.) The act of binding; restriction; also, obligation.

Astriction (n.) A contraction of parts by applications; the action of an astringent substance on the animal economy.

Astriction (n.) Constipation.

Astriction (n.) Astringency.

Astriction (n.) An obligation to have the grain growing on certain lands ground at a certain mill, the owner paying a toll.

Attraction (n.) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together, or to produce their cohesion or combination, and conversely resisting separation.

Attraction (n.) The act or property of attracting; the effect of the power or operation of attraction.

Attraction (n.) The power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or engaging; an attractive quality; as, the attraction of beauty or eloquence.

Attraction (n.) That which attracts; an attractive object or feature.

Aucupation (n.) Birdcatching; fowling.

Auguration (n.) The practice of augury.

Aurigation (n.) The act of driving a chariot or a carriage.

Aversation (n.) A turning from with dislike; aversion.

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Balneation (n.) The act of bathing.

Bilocation (n.) Double location; the state or power of being in two places at the same instant; -- a miraculous power attributed to some of the saints.

Blandation (n.) Flattery.

Caligation (n.) Dimness; cloudiness.

Cameration (n.) A vaulting or arching over.

Capitation (n.) A numbering of heads or individuals.

Capitation (n.) A tax upon each head or person, without reference to property; a poll tax.

Castration (n.) The act of castrating.

Catabasion (n.) A vault under altar of a Greek church.

Catenation (n.) Connection of links or union of parts, as in a chain; a regular or connected series. See Concatenation.

Cicuration (n.) The act of taming.

Cineration (n.) The reducing of anything to ashes by combustion; cinefaction.

Circuition (n.) The act of going round; circumlocution.

Coaptation (n.) The adaptation or adjustment of parts to each other, as of a broken bone or dislocated joint.

Cogitation (n.) The act of thinking; thought; meditation; contemplation.

Cohibition (n.) Hindrance; restraint.

Cohobation (n.) The process of cohobating.

Collapsion (n.) Collapse.

Collection (n.) The act or process of collecting or of gathering; as, the collection of specimens.

Collection (n.) That which is collected

Collection (n.) A gathering or assemblage of objects or of persons.

Collection (n.) A gathering of money for charitable or other purposes, as by passing a contribution box for freewill offerings.

Collection (n.) That which is obtained in payment of demands.

Collection (n.) An accumulation of any substance.

Collection (n.) The act of inferring or concluding from premises or observed facts; also, that which is inferred.

Collection (n.) The jurisdiction of a collector of excise.

Coloration (n.) The act or art of coloring; the state of being colored.

Combustion (n.) The state of burning.

Combustion (n.) The combination of a combustible with a supporter of combustion, producing heat, and sometimes both light and heat.

Combustion (n.) Violent agitation; confusion; tumult.

Commission (n.) The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating.

Commission (n.) The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed.

Commission (n.) The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge.

Commission (n.) A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties.

Commission (n.) A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission.

Commission (n.) A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission.

Commission (n.) The acting under authority of, or on account of, another.

Commission (n.) The thing to be done as agent for another; as, I have three commissions for the city.

Commission (n.) The brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent for transacting business for another; as, a commission of ten per cent on sales. See Del credere.

Commission (v. t.) To give a commission to; to furnish with a commission; to empower or authorize; as, to commission persons to perform certain acts; to commission an officer.

Commission (v. t.) To send out with a charge or commission.

Commixtion (n.) Commixture; mingling.

Compaction (n.) The act of making compact, or the state of being compact.

Compassion (n.) Literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.

Compassion (v. t.) To pity.

Completion (n.) The act or process of making complete; the getting through to the end; as, the completion of an undertaking, an education, a service.

Completion (n.) State of being complete; fulfillment; accomplishment; realization.

Complexion (n.) The state of being complex; complexity.

Complexion (n.) A combination; a complex.

Complexion (n.) The bodily constitution; the temperament; habitude, or natural disposition; character; nature.

Complexion (n.) The color or hue of the skin, esp. of the face.

Complexion (n.) The general appearance or aspect; as, the complexion of the sky; the complexion of the news.

Compulsion (n.) The act of compelling, or the state of being compelled; the act of driving or urging by force or by physical or moral constraint; subjection to force.

Conception (n.) The act of conceiving in the womb; the initiation of an embryonic animal life.

Conception (n.) The state of being conceived; beginning.

Conception (n.) The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception.

Conception (n.) The formation in the mind of an image, idea, or notion, apprehension.

Conception (n.) The image, idea, or notion of any action or thing which is formed in the mind; a concept; a notion; a universal; the product of a rational belief or judgment. See Concept.

Conception (n.) Idea; purpose; design.

Conception (n.) Conceit; affected sentiment or thought.

Concertion (n.) Act of concerting; adjustment.

Concession (n.) The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving, which is voluntary or spontaneous.

Concession (n.) A thing yielded; an acknowledgment or admission; a boon; a grant; esp. a grant by government of a privilege or right to do something; as, a concession to build a canal.

Conclusion (n.) The last part of anything; close; termination; end.

Conclusion (n.) Final decision; determination; result.

Conclusion (n.) Any inference or result of reasoning.

Conclusion (n.) The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See Syllogism.

Conclusion (n.) Drawing of inferences.

Conclusion (n.) An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.

Conclusion (n.) The end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace," etc.

Conclusion (n.) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.

Concoction (n.) A change in food produced by the organs of nutrition; digestion.

Concoction (n.) The act of concocting or preparing by combining different ingredients; also, the food or compound thus prepared.

Concoction (n.) The act of digesting in the mind; planning or devising; rumination.

Concoction (n.) Abatement of a morbid process, as a fever and return to a normal condition.

Concoction (n.) The act of perfecting or maturing.

Concretion (n.) The process of concreting; the process of uniting or of becoming united, as particles of matter into a mass; solidification.

Concretion (n.) A mass or nodule of solid matter formed by growing together, by congelation, condensation, coagulation, induration, etc.; a clot; a lump; a calculus.

Concretion (n.) A rounded mass or nodule produced by an aggregation of the material around a center; as, the calcareous concretions common in beds of clay.

Concussion (n.) A shaking or agitation; a shock; caused by the collision of two bodies.

Concussion (n.) A condition of lowered functional activity, without visible structural change, produced in an organ by a shock, as by fall or blow; as, a concussion of the brain.

Concussion (n.) The unlawful forcing of another by threats of violence to yield up something of value.

Conduction (n.) The act of leading or guiding.

Conduction (n.) The act of training up.

Conduction (n.) Transmission through, or by means of, a conductor; also, conductivity.

Confection (n.) A composition of different materials.

Confection (n.) A preparation of fruits or roots, etc., with sugar; a sweetmeat.

Confection (n.) A composition of drugs.

Confection (n.) A soft solid made by incorporating a medicinal substance or substances with sugar, sirup, or honey.

Confession (n.) Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one's self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime.

Confession (n.) Acknowledgment of belief; profession of one's faith.

Confession (n.) The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest in order to obtain sacramental absolution.

Confession (n.) A formulary in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission to membership of a church; a confession of faith.

Confession (n.) An admission by a party to whom an act is imputed, in relation to such act. A judicial confession settles the issue to which it applies; an extrajudical confession may be explained or rebutted.

Conflation (n.) A blowing together, as of many instruments in a concert, or of many fires in a foundry.

Congestion (n.) The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.

Congestion (n.) Overfullness of the capillary and other blood vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing other morbid symptoms); local hyper/mia, active or passive; as, arterial congestion; venous congestion; congestion of the lungs.

Connection (n.) The act of connecting, or the state of being connected; junction; union; alliance; relationship.

Connection (n.) That which connects or joins together; bond; tie.

Connection (n.) A relation; esp. a person connected with another by marriage rather than by blood; -- used in a loose and indefinite, and sometimes a comprehensive, sense.

Connection (n.) The persons or things that are connected; as, a business connection; the Methodist connection.

Consension (n.) Agreement; accord.

Consertion (n.) Junction; adaptation

Consortion (n.) Fellowship; association; companionship.

Contaction (n.) Act of touching.

Contection (n.) A covering.

Contention (n.) A violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife.

Contention (n.) Strife in words; controversy; altercation; quarrel; dispute; as, a bone of contention.

Contention (n.) Vehemence of endeavor; eagerness; ardor; zeal.

Contention (n.) A point maintained in an argument, or a

Contorsion (n.) See Contortion.

Contortion (n.) A twisting; a writhing; wry motion; a twist; as, the contortion of the muscles of the face.

Contrition (n.) The act of grinding or ribbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.

Contrition (n.) The state of being contrite; deep sorrow and repentance for sin, because sin is displeasing to God; humble penitence; through repentance.

Convection (n.) The act or process of conveying or transmitting.

Convection (n.) A process of transfer or transmission, as of heat or electricity, by means of currents in liquids or gases, resulting from changes of temperature and other causes.

Convention (v. i.) The act of coming together; the state of being together; union; coalition.

Convention (v. i.) General agreement or concurrence; arbitrary custom; usage; conventionality.

Convention (v. i.) A meeting or an assembly of persons, esp. of delegates or representatives, to accomplish some specific object, -- civil, social, political, or ecclesiastical.

Convention (v. i.) An extraordinary assembly of the parkiament or estates of the realm, held without the king's writ, -- as the assembly which restored Charles II. to the throne, and that which declared the throne to be abdicated by James II.

Conversion (n.) The act of turning or changing from one state or condition to another, or the state of being changed; transmutation; change.

Conversion (n.) The act of changing one's views or course, as in passing from one side, party, or from of religion to another; also, the state of being so changed.

Conversion (n.) An appropriation of, and dealing with the property of another as if it were one's own, without right; as, the conversion of a horse.

Conversion (n.) The act of interchanging the terms of a proposition, as by putting the subject in the place of the predicate, or the contrary.

Conversion (n.) A change or reduction of the form or value of a proposition; as, the conversion of equations; the conversion of proportions.

Conversion (n.) A change of front, as a body of troops attacked in the flank.

Conversion (n.) A change of character or use, as of smoothbore guns into rifles.

Conversion (n.) A spiritual and moral change attending a change of belief with conviction; a change of heart; a change from the service of the world to the service of God; a change of the ruling disposition of the soul, involving a transformation of the outward life.

Conviction (n.) The act of convicting; the act of proving, finding, or adjudging, guilty of an offense.

Conviction (n.) A judgment of condemnation entered by a court having jurisdiction; the act or process of finding guilty, or the state of being found guilty of any crime by a legal tribunal.

Conviction (n.) The act of convincing of error, or of compelling the admission of a truth; confutation.

Conviction (n.) The state of being convinced or convicted; strong persuasion or belief; especially, the state of being convicted of sin, or by one's conscience.

Convulsion (n.) An unnatural, violent, and unvoluntary contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body.

Convulsion (n.) Any violent and irregular motion or agitation; a violent shaking; a tumult; a commotion.

Cooptation (n.) The act of choosing; selection; choice.

Copulation (n.) The act of coupling or joining; union; conjunction.

Copulation (n.) The coming together of male and female in the act of generation; sexual union; coition.

Coronation (n.) The act or solemnity of crowning a sovereign; the act of investing a prince with the insignia of royalty, on his succeeding to the sovereignty.

Coronation (n.) The pomp or assembly at a coronation.

Correction (n.) The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.

Correction (n.) The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discip

Correction (n.) That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.

Correction (n.) Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.

Correction (n.) An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction.

Correption (n.) Chiding; reproof; reproach.

Corruption (n.) The act of corrupting or making putrid, or state of being corrupt or putrid; decomposition or disorganization, in the process of putrefaction; putrefaction; deterioration.

Corruption (n.) The product of corruption; putrid matter.

Corruption (n.) The act of corrupting or of impairing integrity, virtue, or moral principle; the state of being corrupted or debased; loss of purity or integrity; depravity; wickedness; impurity; bribery.

Corruption (n.) The act of changing, or of being changed, for the worse; departure from what is pure, simple, or correct; as, a corruption of style; corruption in language.

Cribration (n.) The act or process of separating the finer parts of drugs from the coarser by sifting.

Crispation (n.) The act or process of curling, or the state of being curled.

Crispation (n.) A very slight convulsive or spasmodic contraction of certain muscles, external or internal.

Cruciation (n.) The act of torturing; torture; torment.

Crustation (n.) An adherent crust; an incrustation.

Cumulation (n.) The act of heaping together; a heap. See Accumulation.

Cunctation (n.) Delay; procrastination.

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Dealbation (n.) Act of bleaching; a whitening.

Deauration (n.) Act of gilding.

Debulition (n.) A bubbling or boiling over.

Decerption (n.) The act of plucking off; a cropping.

Decerption (n.) That which is plucked off or rent away; a fragment; a piece.

Decimation (n.) A tithing.

Decimation (n.) A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment.

Decimation (n.) The destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war.

Declension (n.) The act or the state of declining; declination; descent; slope.

Declension (n.) A falling off towards a worse state; a downward tendency; deterioration; decay; as, the declension of virtue, of science, of a state, etc.

Declension (n.) Act of courteously refusing; act of declining; a declinature; refusal; as, the declension of a nomination.

Declension (n.) Inflection of nouns, adjectives, etc., according to the grammatical cases.

Declension (n.) The form of the inflection of a word dec

Declension (n.) Rehearsing a word as dec

Decoration (n.) The act of adorning, embellishing, or honoring; ornamentation.

Decoration (n.) That which adorns, enriches, or beautifies; something added by way of embellishment; ornament.

Decoration (n.) Specifically, any mark of honor to be worn upon the person, as a medal, cross, or ribbon of an order of knighthood, bestowed for services in war, great achievements in literature, art, etc.

Decreation (n.) Destruction; -- opposed to creation.

Decubation (n.) Act of lying down; decumbence.

Dedication (n.) The act of setting apart or consecrating to a divine Being, or to a sacred use, often with religious solemnities; solemn appropriation; as, the dedication of Solomon's temple.

Dedication (n.) A devoting or setting aside for any particular purpose; as, a dedication of lands to public use.

Dedication (n.) An address to a patron or friend, prefixed to a book, testifying respect, and often recommending the work to his special protection and favor.

Defamation (n.) Act of injuring another's reputation by any slanderous communication, written or oral; the wrong of maliciously injuring the good name of another; slander; detraction; calumny; aspersion.

Defecation (n.) The act of separating from impurities, as lees or dregs; purification.

Defecation (n.) The act or process of voiding excrement.

Defedation (n.) The act of making foul; pollution.

Definition (n.) The act of defining; determination of the limits; as, a telescope accurate in definition.

Definition (n.) Act of ascertaining and explaining the signification; a description of a thing by its properties; an explanation of the meaning of a word or term; as, the definition of "circle;" the definition of "wit;" an exact definition; a loose definition.

Definition (n.) Description; sort.

Definition (n.) An exact enunciation of the constituents which make up the logical essence.

Definition (n.) Distinctness or clearness, as of an image formed by an optical instrument; precision in detail.

Deflection (n.) The act of turning aside, or state of being turned aside; a turning from a right

Deflection (n.) The deviation of a shot or ball from its true course.

Deflection (n.) A deviation of the rays of light toward the surface of an opaque body; inflection; diffraction.

Deflection (n.) The bending which a beam or girder undergoes from its own weight or by reason of a load.

Defunction (n.) Death.

Dejeration (n.) The act of swearing solemnly.

Delegation (n.) The act of delegating, or investing with authority to act for another; the appointment of a delegate or delegates.

Delegation (n.) One or more persons appointed or chosen, and commissioned to represent others, as in a convention, in Congress, etc.; the collective body of delegates; as, the delegation from Massachusetts; a deputation.

Delegation (n.) A kind of novation by which a debtor, to be liberated from his creditor, gives him a third person, who becomes obliged in his stead to the creditor, or to the person appointed by him.

Delibation (n.) Act of tasting; a slight trial.

Deligation (n.) A binding up; a bandaging.

Delinition (n.) A smearing.

Deliration (n.) Aberration of mind; delirium.

Demolition (n.) The act of overthrowing, pulling down, or destroying a pile or structure; destruction by violence; utter overthrow; -- opposed to construction; as, the demolition of a house, of military works, of a town, or of hopes.

Denegation (n.) Denial.

Denization (n.) The act of making one a denizen or adopted citizen; naturalization.

Denotation (n.) The marking off or separation of anything.

Denudation (n.) The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare.

Denudation (n.) The laying bare of rocks by the washing away of the overlying earth, etc.; or the excavation and removal of them by the action of running water.

Depilation (n.) Act of pulling out or removing the hair; unhairing.

Deposition (n.) The act of depositing or deposing; the act of laying down or thrown down; precipitation.

Deposition (n.) The act of bringing before the mind; presentation.

Deposition (n.) The act of setting aside a sovereign or a public officer; deprivation of authority and dignity; displacement; removal.

Deposition (n.) That which is deposited; matter laid or thrown down; sediment; alluvial matter; as, banks are sometimes depositions of alluvial matter.

Deposition (n.) An opinion, example, or statement, laid down or asserted; a declaration.

Deposition (n.) The act of laying down one's testimony in writing; also, testimony laid or taken down in writing, under oath or affirmation, before some competent officer, and in reply to interrogatories and cross-interrogatories.

Depression (n.) The act of depressing.

Depression (n.) The state of being depressed; a sinking.

Depression (n.) A falling in of the surface; a sinking below its true place; a cavity or hollow; as, roughness consists in little protuberances and depressions.

Depression (n.) Humiliation; abasement, as of pride.

Depression (n.) Dejection; despondency; lowness.

Depression (n.) Diminution, as of trade, etc.; inactivity; dullness.

Depression (n.) The angular distance of a celestial object below the horizon.

Depression (n.) The operation of reducing to a lower degree; -- said of equations.

Depression (n.) A method of operating for cataract; couching. See Couch, v. t., 8.

Depuration (n.) The act or process of depurating or freeing from foreign or impure matter, as a liquid or wound.

Depurition (n.) See Depuration.

Deputation (n.) The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate; vicegerency.

Deputation (n.) The person or persons deputed or commissioned by another person, party, or public body to act in his or its behalf; delegation; as, the general sent a deputation to the enemy to propose a truce.

Derivation (n.) A leading or drawing off of water from a stream or source.

Derivation (n.) The act of receiving anything from a source; the act of procuring an effect from a cause, means, or condition, as profits from capital, conclusions or opinions from evidence.

Derivation (n.) The act of tracing origin or descent, as in grammar or genealogy; as, the derivation of a word from an Aryan root.

Derivation (n.) The state or method of being derived; the relation of origin when established or asserted.

Derivation (n.) That from which a thing is derived.

Derivation (n.) That which is derived; a derivative; a deduction.

Derivation (n.) The operation of deducing one function from another according to some fixed law, called the law of derivation, as the of differentiation or of integration.

Derivation (n.) A drawing of humors or fluids from one part of the body to another, to relieve or lessen a morbid process.

Derogation (n.) The act of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in value; disparagement; detraction; depreciation; -- followed by of, from, or to.

Derogation (n.) An alteration of, or subtraction from, a contract for a sale of stocks.

Descension (n.) The act of going downward; descent; falling or sinking; declension; degradation.

Desolation (n.) The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.

Desolation (n.) The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.

Desolation (n.) A place or country wasted and forsaken.

Despection (n.) A looking down; a despising.

Desudation (n.) A sweating; a profuse or morbid sweating, often succeeded by an eruption of small pimples.

Detonation (n.) An explosion or sudden report made by the instantaneous decomposition or combustion of unstable substances' as, the detonation of gun cotton.

Detraction (n.) A taking away or withdrawing.

Detraction (n.) The act of taking away from the reputation or good name of another; a lessening or cheapening in the estimation of others; the act of depreciating another, from envy or malice; calumny.

Devitation (n.) An avoiding or escaping; also, a warning.

Devocation (n.) A calling off or away.

Devolution (n.) The act of rolling down.

Devolution (n.) Transference from one person to another; a passing or devolving upon a successor.

Devoration (n.) The act of devouring.

Diffission (n.) Act of cleaving or splitting.

Difflation (n.) A blowing apart or away.

Digitation (n.) A division into fingers or fingerlike processes; also, a fingerlike process.

Digression (n.) The act of digressing or deviating, esp. from the main subject of a discourse; hence, a part of a discourse deviating from its main design or subject.

Digression (n.) A turning aside from the right path; transgression; offense.

Digression (n.) The elongation, or angular distance from the sun; -- said chiefly of the inferior planets.

Dilatation (n.) Prolixity; diffuse discourse.

Dilatation (n.) The act of dilating; expansion; an enlarging on al/ sides; the state of being dilated; dilation.

Dilatation (n.) A dilation or enlargement of a canal or other organ.

Dimication (n.) A fight; contest.

Diminution (n.) The act of diminishing, or of making or becoming less; state of being diminished; reduction in size, quantity, or degree; -- opposed to augmentation or increase.

Diminution (n.) The act of lessening dignity or consideration, or the state of being deprived of dignity; a lowering in estimation; degradation; abasement.

Diminution (n.) Omission, inaccuracy, or defect in a record.

Diminution (n.) In counterpoint, the imitation of, or reply to, a subject, in notes of half the length or value of those the subject itself.

Diremption (n.) A tearing apart; violent separation.

Discession (n.) Departure.

Disclusion (n.) A shutting off; exclusion.

Discretion (n.) Disjunction; separation.

Discretion (n.) The quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self-control; prudence; circumspection; wariness.

Discretion (n.) Discrimination.

Discretion (n.) Freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will.

Discursion (n.) The act of discoursing or reasoning; range, as from thought to thought.

Discussion (n.) The act or process of discussing by breaking up, or dispersing, as a tumor, or the like.

Discussion (n.) The act of discussing or exchanging reasons; examination by argument; debate; disputation; agitation.

Disfashion (v. t.) To disfigure.

Disgestion (n.) Digestion.

Disjection (n.) Destruction; dispersion.

Dismission (n.) The act dismissing or sending away; permission to leave; leave to depart; dismissal; as, the dismission of the grand jury.

Dismission (n.) Removal from office or employment; discharge, either with honor or with disgrace.

Dismission (n.) Rejection; a setting aside as trivial, invalid, or unworthy of consideration.

Disopinion (n.) Want or difference of belief; disbelief.

Dispansion (n.) Act of dispanding, or state of being dispanded.

Dispassion (n.) Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy.

Dispersion (n.) The act or process of scattering or dispersing, or the state of being scattered or separated; as, the Jews in their dispersion retained their rites and ceremonies; a great dispersion of the human family took place at the building of Babel.

Dispersion (n.) The separation of light into its different colored rays, arising from their different refrangibilities.

Displosion (n.) Explosion.

Disruption (n.) The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration; rupture; as, the disruption of rocks in an earthquake; disruption of a state.

Dissection (n.) The act of dissecting an animal or plant; as, dissection of the human body was held sacrilege till the time of Francis I.

Dissection (n.) Fig.: The act of separating or dividing for the purpose of critical examination.

Dissection (n.) Anything dissected; especially, some part, or the whole, of an animal or plant dissected so as to exhibit the structure; an anatomical so prepared.

Dissension (n.) Disagreement in opinion, usually of a violent character, producing warm debates or angry words; contention in words; partisan and contentious divisions; breach of friendship and union; strife; discord; quarrel.

Dissuasion (n.) The act of dissuading; exhortation against a thing; dehortation.

Dissuasion (n.) A motive or consideration tending to dissuade; a dissuasive.

Distension (n.) Same as Distention.

Distention (n.) The act of distending; the act of stretching in breadth or in all directions; the state of being Distended; as, the distention of the lungs.

Distention (n.) Breadth; extent or space occupied by the thing distended.

Distortion (n.) The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.

Distortion (n.) A wresting from the true meaning.

Distortion (n.) The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.

Distortion (n.) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.

Diurnation (n.) Continuance during the day.

Diurnation (n.) The condition of sleeping or becoming dormant by day, as is the case of the bats.

Divagation (n.) A wandering about or going astray; digression.

Divination (n.) The act of divining; a foreseeing or foretelling of future events; the pretended art discovering secret or future by preternatural means.

Divination (n.) An indication of what is future or secret; augury omen; conjectural presage; prediction.

Domination (n.) The act of dominating; exercise of power in ruling; dominion; supremacy; authority; often, arbitrary or insolent sway.

Domination (n.) A ruling party; a party in power.

Domination (n.) A high order of angels in the celestial hierarchy; -- a meaning given by the schoolmen.

Dubitation (n.) Act of doubting; doubt.

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Ebullition (n.) A boiling or bubbling up of a liquid; the motion produced in a liquid by its rapid conversion into vapor.

Ebullition (n.) Effervescence occasioned by fermentation or by any other process which causes the liberation of a gas or an aeriform fluid, as in the mixture of an acid with a carbonated alkali.

Ebullition (n.) A sudden burst or violent display; an outburst; as, an ebullition of anger or ill temper.

Eburnation (n.) A condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory.

Edentation (n.) A depriving of teeth.

Eliquation (n.) The process of separating a fusible substance from one less fusible, by means of a degree of heat sufficient to melt the one and not the other, as an alloy of copper and lead; liquation.

Elongation (n.) The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension.

Elongation (n.) That which lengthens out; continuation.

Elongation (n.) Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance.

Elongation (n.) The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.

Eluctation (n.) A struggling out of any difficulty.

Emaciation (n.) The act of making very lean.

Emaciation (n.) The state of being emaciated or reduced to excessive leanness; an excessively lean condition.

Emendation (n.) The act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement.

Emendation (n.) Alteration by editorial criticism, as of a text so as to give a better reading; removal of errors or corruptions from a document; as, the book might be improved by judicious emendations.

Emigration (n.) The act of emigrating; removal from one country or state to another, for the purpose of residence, as from Europe to America, or, in America, from the Atlantic States to the Western.

Emigration (n.) A body emigrants; emigrants collectively; as, the German emigration.

Emollition (n.) The act of softening or relaxing; relaxation.

Emplection (n.) See Emplecton.

Emuscation (n.) A freeing from moss.

Enarration (n.) A detailed exposition; relation.

Enervation (n.) The act of weakening, or reducing strength.

Enervation (n.) The state of being weakened; effeminacy.

Equitation (n.) A riding, or the act of riding, on horseback; horsemanship.

Eradiation (n.) Emission of radiance.

Eructation (n.) The act of belching wind from the stomach; a belch.

Eructation (n.) A violent belching out or emitting, as of gaseous or other matter from the crater of a volcano, geyser, etc.

Estimation (v. t.) The act of estimating.

Estimation (v. t.) An opinion or judgment of the worth, extent, or quantity of anything, formed without using precise data; valuation; as, estimations of distance, magnitude, amount, or moral qualities.

Estimation (v. t.) Favorable opinion; esteem; regard; honor.

Estimation (v. t.) Supposition; conjecture.

Estivation (n.) Same as Aestival, Aestivate, etc.

Etiolation (n.) The operation of blanching plants, by excluding the light of the sun; the condition of a blanched plant.

Etiolation (n.) Paleness produced by absence of light, or by disease.

Evacuation (n.) The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging.

Evacuation (n.) Withdrawal of troops from a town, fortress, etc.

Evacuation (n.) Voidance of any matter by the natural passages of the body or by an artificial opening; defecation; also, a diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means.

Evacuation (n.) That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means.

Evacuation (n.) Abolition; nullification.

Evaluation (n.) Valuation; appraisement.

Evulgation (n.) A divulging.

Exaltation (n.) The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation.

Exaltation (n.) The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property.

Exaltation (n.) That place of a planet in the zodiac in which it was supposed to exert its strongest influence.

Excavation (n.) The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.

Excavation (n.) A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.

Excavation (n.) An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel.

Excavation (n.) The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.

Excecation (n.) The act of making blind.

Excerption (n.) The act of excerpting or selecting.

Excerption (n.) That which is selected or gleaned; an extract.

Excitation (n.) The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of rousing up or awakening.

Excitation (n.) The act of producing excitement (stimulation); also, the excitement produced.

Excreation (n.) Act of spitting out.

Excubation (n.) A keeping watch.

Excusation (n.) Excuse; apology.

Execration (n.) The act of cursing; a curse dictated by violent feelings of hatred; imprecation; utter detestation expressed.

Execration (n.) That which is execrated; a detested thing.

Exfetation (n) Imperfect fetation in some organ exterior to the uterus; extra-uterine fetation.

Exhalation (n.) The act or process of exhaling, or sending forth in the form of steam or vapor; evaporation.

Exhalation (n.) That which is exhaled, or which rises in the form of vapor, fume, or steam; effluvium; emanation; as, exhalations from the earth or flowers, decaying matter, etc.

Exhalation (n.) A bright phenomenon; a meteor.

Exhaustion (n.) The act of draining out or draining off; the act of emptying completely of the contents.

Exhaustion (n.) The state of being exhausted or emptied; the state of being deprived of strength or spirits.

Exhaustion (n.) An ancient geometrical method in which an exhaustive process was employed. It was nearly equivalent to the modern method of limits.

Exhibition (n.) The act of exhibiting for inspection, or of holding forth to view; manifestation; display.

Exhibition (n.) That which is exhibited, held forth, or displayed; also, any public show; a display of works of art, or of feats of skill, or of oratorical or dramatic ability; as, an exhibition of animals; an exhibition of pictures, statues, etc.; an industrial exhibition.

Exhibition (n.) Sustenance; maintenance; allowance, esp. for meat and drink; pension. Specifically: (Eng. Univ.) Private benefaction for the maintenance of scholars.

Exhibition (n.) The act of administering a remedy.

Exhumation (n.) The act of exhuming that which has been buried; as, the exhumation of a body.

Exiccation (n.) See Exsiccation.

Exornation (n.) Ornament; decoration; embellishment.

Exossation (n.) A depriving of bone or of fruit stones.

Expedition (n.) The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.

Expedition (n.) A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.

Expilation (n.) The act of expilating or stripping off; plunder; pillage.

Expiration (n.) The act of expiring

Expiration (n.) The act or process of breathing out, or forcing air from the lungs through the nose or mouth; as, respiration consists of inspiration and expiration; -- opposed to inspiration.

Expiration (n.) Emission of volatile matter; exhalation.

Expiration (n.) The last emission of breath; death.

Expiration (n.) A coming to a close; cessation; extinction; termination; end.

Expiration (n.) That which is expired; matter breathed forth; that which is produced by breathing out, as a sound.

Exposition (n.) The act of exposing or laying open; a setting out or displaying to public view.

Exposition (n.) The act of expounding or of laying open the sense or meaning of an author, or a passage; explanation; interpretation; the sense put upon a passage; a law, or the like, by an interpreter; hence, a work containing explanations or interpretations; a commentary.

Exposition (n.) Situation or position with reference to direction of view or accessibility to influence of sun, wind, etc.; exposure; as, an easterly exposition; an exposition to the sun.

Exposition (n.) A public exhibition or show, as of industrial and artistic productions; as, the Paris Exposition of 1878.

Expression (n.) The act of expressing; the act of forcing out by pressure; as, the expression of juices or oils; also, of extorting or eliciting; as, a forcible expression of truth.

Expression (n.) The act of declaring or signifying; declaration; utterance; as, an expression of the public will.

Expression (n.) That which is expressed by a countenance, a posture, a work of art, etc.; look, as indicative of thought or feeling.

Expression (n.) A form of words in which an idea or sentiment is conveyed; a mode of speech; a phrase; as, a common expression; an odd expression.

Expression (n.) The representation of any quantity by its appropriate characters or signs.

Expunction (n.) The act of expunging or erasing; the condition of being expunged.

Exsolution (n.) Relaxation.

Exspuition (n.) A discharge of saliva by spitting.

Exsudation (n.) Exudation.

Extinction (n.) The act of extinguishing or making extinct; a putting an end to; the act of putting out or destroying light, fire, life, activity, influence, etc.

Extinction (n.) State of being extinguished or of ceasing to be; destruction; suppression; as, the extinction of life, of a family, of a quarrel, of claim.

Extraction (n.) The act of extracting, or drawing out; as, the extraction of a tooth, of a bone or an arrow from the body, of a stump from earth, of a passage from a book, of an essence or tincture.

Extraction (n.) Derivation from a stock or family;

Extraction (n.) That which is extracted; extract; essence.

Extruction (n.) A building up; construction.

Exultation (n.) The act of exulting; lively joy at success or victory, or at any advantage gained; rapturous delight; triumph.

Exundation (n.) An overflow, or overflowing abundance.

Exuviation (n.) The rejecting or casting off of some part, more particularly, the outer cuticular layer, as the shells of crustaceans, skins of snakes, etc.; molting; ecdysis.

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Farreation (n.) Same as Confarreation.

Fasciation (n.) The act or manner of binding up; bandage; also, the condition of being fasciated.

Fatigation (n.) Weariness.

Februation (n.) Purification; a sacrifice.

Federation (n.) The act of uniting in a league; confederation.

Federation (n.) A league; a confederacy; a federal or confederated government.

Feneration (n.) The act of fenerating; interest.

Figuration (n.) The act of giving figure or determinate form; determination to a certain form.

Figuration (n.) Mixture of concords and discords.

Filtration (n.) The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.

Flagration (n.) A conflagration.

Flammation (n.) The act of setting in a flame or blaze.

Flirtation (n.) Playing at courtship; coquetry.

Floatation (n.) See Flotation.

Foundation (n.) The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.

Foundation (n.) That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis.

Foundation (n.) The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.

Foundation (n.) A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.

Foundation (n.) That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.

Frondation (n.) The act of stripping, as trees, of leaves or branches; a kind of pruning.

Fumigation (n.) The act of fumigating, or applying smoke or vapor, as for disinfection.

Fumigation (n.) Vapor raised in the process of fumigating.

Funeration (n.) The act of burying with funeral rites.

Futurition (n.) The state of being future; futurity.

Gemination (n.) A doubling; duplication; repetition.

Generation (n.) The act of generating or begetting; procreation, as of animals.

Generation (n.) Origination by some process, mathematical, chemical, or vital; production; formation; as, the generation of sounds, of gases, of curves, etc.

Generation (n.) That which is generated or brought forth; progeny; offspiring.

Generation (n.) Race; kind; family; breed; stock.

Generation (n.) The aggregate of the functions and phenomene which attend reproduction.

Glaciation (n.) Act of freezing.

Glaciation (n.) That which is formed by freezing; ice.

Glaciation (n.) The process of glaciating, or the state of being glaciated; the production of glacial phenomena.

Gloriation (n.) Boast; a triumphing.

Gorgoneion (n.) A mask carved in imitation of a Gorgon's head.

Graduation (n.) The act of graduating, or the state of being graduated; as, graduation of a scale; graduation at a college; graduation in color; graduation by evaporation; the graduation of a bird's tail, etc.

Graduation (n.) The marks on an instrument or vessel to indicate degrees or quantity; a scale.

Graduation (n.) The exposure of a liquid in large surfaces to the air, so as to hasten its evaporation.

Grassation (n.) A wandering about with evil intentions; a rioting.

Habitation (n.) The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.

Habitation (n.) Place of abode; settled dwelling; residence; house.

Hebetation (n.) The act of making blunt, dull, or stupid.

Hebetation (n.) The state of being blunted or dulled.

Hesitation (n.) The act of hesitating; suspension of opinion or action; doubt; vacillation.

Hesitation (n.) A faltering in speech; stammering.

Illinition (n.) A smearing or rubbing in or on; also, that which is smeared or rubbed on, as ointment or liniment.

Illinition (n.) A thin crust of some extraneous substance formed on minerals.

Illutation (n.) The act or operation of smearing the body with mud, especially with the sediment from mineral springs; a mud bath.

Imbibition (n.) The act or process of imbibing, or absorbing; as, the post-mortem imbibition of poisons.

Immanation (n.) A flowing or entering in; -- opposed to emanation.

Imminution (n.) A lessening; diminution; decrease.

Immolation (n.) The act of immolating, or the state of being immolated, or sacrificed.

Immolation (n.) That which is immolated; a sacrifice.

Immutation (n.) Change; alteration; mutation.

Impedition (n.) A hindering; a hindrance.

Imposition (n.) The act of imposing, laying on, affixing, enjoining, inflicting, obtruding, and the like.

Imposition (n.) That which is imposed, levied, or enjoined; charge; burden; injunction; tax.

Imposition (n.) An extra exercise enjoined on students as a punishment.

Imposition (n.) An excessive, arbitrary, or unlawful exaction; hence, a trick or deception put on laid on others; cheating; fraud; delusion; imposture.

Imposition (n.) The act of laying on the hands as a religious ceremoy, in ordination, confirmation, etc.

Imposition (n.) The act or process of imosing pages or columns of type. See Impose, v. t., 4.

Impression (n.) The act of impressing, or the state of being impressed; the communication of a stamp, mold, style, or character, by external force or by influence.

Impression (n.) That which is impressed; stamp; mark; indentation; sensible result of an influence exerted from without.

Impression (n.) That which impresses, or exercises an effect, action, or agency; appearance; phenomenon.

Impression (n.) Influence or effect on the senses or the intellect hence, interest, concern.

Impression (n.) An indistinct notion, remembrance, or belief.

Impression (n.) Impressiveness; emphasis of delivery.

Impression (n.) The pressure of the type on the paper, or the result of such pressure, as regards its appearance; as, a heavy impression; a clear, or a poor, impression; also, a single copy as the result of printing, or the whole edition printed at a given time.

Impression (n.) In painting, the first coat of color, as the priming in house painting and the like.

Impression (n.) A print on paper from a wood block, metal plate, or the like.

Impuration (n.) Defilement; obscuration.

Imputation () The act of imputing or charging; attribution; ascription; also, anything imputed or charged.

Imputation () Charge or attribution of evil; censure; reproach; insinuation.

Imputation () A setting of something to the account of; the attribution of personal guilt or personal righteousness of another; as, the imputation of the sin of Adam, or the righteousness of Christ.

Imputation () Opinion; intimation; hint.

Inadhesion (n.) Want of adhesion.

Inaquation (n.) The state of being inaquate.

Inauration (n.) The act or process of gilding or covering with gold.

Incavation (n.) Act of making hollow; also, a hollow; an exvation; a depression.

Inceration (n.) The act of smearing or covering with wax.

Inchoation (n.) Act of beginning; commencement; inception.

Incitation (n.) The act of inciting or moving to action.

Incitation (n.) That which incites to action; that which rouses or prompts; incitement; motive; incentive.

Incubation (n.) A sitting on eggs for the purpose of hatching young; a brooding on, or keeping warm, (eggs) to develop the life within, by any process.

Incubation (n.) The development of a disease from its causes, or its period of incubation. (See below.)

Incubation (n.) A sleeping in a consecrated place for the purpose of dreaming oracular dreams.

Indagation (n.) Search; inquiry; investigation.

Indecision (n.) Want of decision; want of settled purpose, or of firmness; indetermination; wavering of mind; irresolution; vacillation; hesitation.

Indevotion (n.) Want of devotion; impiety; irreligion.

Indication (n.) Act of pointing out or indicating.

Indication (n.) That which serves to indicate or point out; mark; token; sign; symptom; evidence.

Indication (n.) Discovery made; information.

Indication (n.) Explanation; display.

Indication (n.) Any symptom or occurrence in a disease, which serves to direct to suitable remedies.

Indivision (n.) A state of being not divided; oneness.

Induration (n.) The act of hardening, or the process of growing hard.

Induration (n.) State of being indurated, or of having become hard.

Induration (n.) Hardness of character, manner, sensibility, etc.; obduracy; stiffness; want of pliancy or feeling.

Inequation (n.) An inequality.

Inescation (n.) The act of baiting; allurement.

Inexertion (n.) Want of exertion; want of effort; defect of action; indolence; laziness.

Infarction (n.) The act of stuffing or filling; an overloading and obstruction of any organ or vessel of the body; constipation.

Inflection (n.) The act of inflecting, or the state of being inflected.

Inflection (n.) A bend; a fold; a curve; a turn; a twist.

Inflection (n.) A slide, modulation, or accent of the voice; as, the rising and the falling inflection.

Inflection (n.) The variation or change which words undergo to mark case, gender, number, comparison, tense, person, mood, voice, etc.

Inflection (n.) Any change or modification in the pitch or tone of the voice.

Inflection (n.) A departure from the monotone, or reciting note, in chanting.

Inflection (n.) Same as Diffraction.

Infliction (n.) The act of inflicting or imposing; as, the infliction of torment, or of punishment.

Infliction (n.) That which is inflicted or imposed, as punishment, disgrace, calamity, etc.

Infraction (n.) The act of infracting or breaking; breach; violation; nonobservance; infringement; as, an infraction of a treaty, compact, rule, or law.

Infucation (n.) The act of painting or staining, especially of painting the face.

Infumation (n.) Act of drying in smoke.

Ingression (n.) Act of entering; entrance.

Inhalation (n.) The act of inhaling; also, that which is inhaled.

Inhibition (n.) The act of inhibiting, or the state of being inhibited; restraint; prohibition; embargo.

Inhibition (n.) A stopping or checking of an already present action; a restraining of the function of an organ, or an agent, as a digestive fluid or ferment, etc.; as, the inhibition of the respiratory center by the pneumogastric nerve; the inhibition of reflexes, etc.

Inhibition (n.) A writ from a higher court forbidding an inferior judge from further proceedings in a cause before; esp., a writ issuing from a higher ecclesiastical court to an inferior one, on appeal.

Inhumation (n.) The act of inhuming or burying; interment.

Inhumation (n.) The act of burying vessels in warm earth in order to expose their contents to a steady moderate heat; the state of being thus exposed.

Inhumation (n.) Arenation.

Initiation (n.) The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc.

Initiation (n.) The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission into a secret society or order.

Injunction (n.) The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.

Injunction (n.) That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.

Injunction (n.) A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, insome cases, under statutes, by a court of law,whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.

Inlagation (n.) The restitution of an outlawed person to the protection of the law; inlawing.

Innovation (n.) The act of innovating; introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc.

Innovation (n.) A change effected by innovating; a change in customs; something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites.

Innovation (n.) A newly formed shoot, or the annually produced addition to the stems of many mosses.

Insecution (n.) A following after; close pursuit.

Insolation (n.) The act or process to exposing to the rays of the sun fro the purpose of drying or maturing, as fruits, drugs, etc., or of rendering acid, as vinegar.

Insolation (n.) A sunstroke.

Insolation (n.) Exposure of a patient to the sun's rays; a sun bath.

Inspersion (n.) The act of sprinkling.

Insulation (n.) The act of insulating, or the state of being insulated; detachment from other objects; isolation.

Insulation (n.) The act of separating a body from others by nonconductors, so as to prevent the transfer of electricity or of heat; also, the state of a body so separated.

Inrecision (n.) A cutting off, through, or asunder; interruption.

Intimation (n.) The act of intimating; also, the thing intimated.

Intimation (n.) Announcement; declaration.

Intimation (n.) A hint; an obscure or indirect suggestion or notice; a remote or ambiguous reference; as, he had given only intimations of his design.

Intinction (n.) The act of tingeing or dyeing.

Intinction (n.) A method or practice of the administration of the sacrament by dipping the bread or wafer in the wine and administering both together.

Intonation (n.) A thundering; thunder.

Intonation (n.) The act of sounding the tones of the musical scale.

Intonation (n.) Singing or playing in good tune or otherwise; as, her intonation was false.

Intonation (n.) Reciting in a musical prolonged tone; intonating, or singing of the opening phrase of a plain-chant, psalm, or canticle by a single voice, as of a priest. See Intone, v. t.

Intubation (n.) The introduction of a tube into an organ to keep it open, as into the larynx in croup.

Inundation (n.) The act of inundating, or the state of being inundated; an overflow; a flood; a rising and spreading of water over grounds.

Inundation (n.) An overspreading of any kind; overflowing or superfluous abundance; a flood; a great influx; as, an inundation of tourists.

Invitation (n.) The act of inviting; solicitation; the requesting of a person's company; as, an invitation to a party, to a dinner, or to visit a friend.

Invitation (n.) A document written or printed, or spoken words, /onveying the message by which one is invited.

Invitation (n.) Allurement; enticement.

Invocation (n.) The act or form of calling for the assistance or presence of some superior being; earnest and solemn entreaty; esp., prayer offered to a divine being.

Invocation (n.) A call or summons; especially, a judicial call, demand, or order; as, the invocation of papers or evidence into court.

Involution (n.) The act of involving or infolding.

Involution (n.) The state of being entangled or involved; complication; entanglement.

Involution (n.) That in which anything is involved, folded, or wrapped; envelope.

Involution (n.) The insertion of one or more clauses between the subject and the verb, in a way that involves or complicates the construction.

Involution (n.) The act or process of raising a quantity to any power assigned; the multiplication of a quantity into itself a given number of times; -- the reverse of evolution.

Involution (n.) The relation which exists between three or more sets of points, a.a', b.b', c.c', so related to a point O on the

Involution (n.) The return of an enlarged part or organ to its normal size, as of the uterus after pregnancy.

Irrelation (n.) The quality or state of being irrelative; want of connection or relation.

Irreligion (n.) The state of being irreligious; want of religion; impiety.

Irrigation (n.) The act or process of irrigating, or the state of being irrigated; especially, the operation of causing water to flow over lands, for nourishing plants.

Irritation (n.) The act of irritating, or exciting, or the state of being irritated; excitement; stimulation, usually of an undue and uncomfortable kind; especially, excitement of anger or passion; provocation; annoyance; anger.

Irritation (n.) A condition of morbid excitability or oversensitiveness of an organ or part of the body; a state in which the application of ordinary stimuli produces pain or excessive or vitiated action.

Irroration (n.) The act of bedewing; the state of being moistened with dew.

Found 124 occurrences.

Jaculation (n.) The act of tossing, throwing, or hurling, as spears.

Jubilation (n.) A triumphant shouting; rejoicing; exultation.

Jurdiccion (n.) Jurisdiction.

Laceration (n.) The act of lacerating.

Laceration (n.) A breach or wound made by lacerating.

Lamination (n.) The process of laminating, or the state of being laminated.

Lapidation (n.) The act of stoning.

Latitation (n.) A lying in concealment; hiding.

Laureation (n.) The act of crowning with laurel; the act of conferring an academic degree, or honorary title.

Levigation (n.) The act or operation of levigating.

Leviration (n.) Levirate marriage or marriages.

Levitation (n.) Lightness; buoyancy; act of making light.

Levitation (n.) The act or process of making buoyant.

Liberation (n.) The act of liberating or the state of being liberated.

Licitation (n.) The act of offering for sale to the highest bidder.

Limitation (v. t.) The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council.

Limitation (v. t.) That which limits; a restriction; a qualification; a restraining condition, defining circumstance, or qualifying conception; as, limitations of thought.

Limitation (v. t.) A certain precinct within which friars were allowed to beg, or exercise their functions; also, the time during which they were permitted to exercise their functions in such a district.

Limitation (v. t.) A limited time within or during which something is to be done.

Limitation (v. t.) A certain period limited by statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit.

Limitation (v. t.) A settling of an estate or property by specific rules.

Limitation (v. t.) A restriction of power; as, a constitutional limitation.

Literation (n.) The act or process of representing by letters.

Litigation (n.) The act or process of litigating; a suit at law; a judicial contest.

Locomotion (n.) The act of moving from place to place.

Locomotion (n.) The power of moving from place to place, characteristic of the higher animals and some of the lower forms of plant life.

Lorication (n.) The act of loricating; the protecting substance put on; a covering of scales or plates.

Lumination (n.) Illumination.

Lustration (n.) The act of lustrating or purifying.

Lustration (n.) A sacrifice, or ceremony, by which cities, fields, armies, or people, defiled by crimes, pestilence, or other cause of uncleanness, were purified.

Maceration (n.) The act or process of macerating.

Maculation (n.) The act of spotting; a spot; a blemish.

Majoration (n.) Increase; enlargement.

Malaxation (n.) The act of softening by mixing with a thinner substance; the formation of ingredients into a mass for pills or plasters.

Malleation (n.) The act or process of beating into a plate, sheet, or leaf, as a metal; extension by beating.

Maturation (n.) The process of bringing, or of coming, to maturity; hence, specifically, the process of suppurating perfectly; the formation of pus or matter.

Medication () The act or process of medicating.

Meditation (n.) The act of meditating; close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious contemplation; reflection; musing.

Meditation (n.) Thought; -- without regard to kind.

Minoration (n.) A diminution.

Misedition (n.) An incorrect or spurious edition.

Miseration (n.) Commiseration.

Misfashion (v. t.) To form wrongly.

Misopinion (n.) Wrong opinion.

Mispassion (n.) Wrong passion or feeling.

Misprision (n.) The act of misprising; misapprehension; misconception; mistake.

Misprision (n.) Neglect; undervaluing; contempt.

Misprision (n.) A neglect, negligence, or contempt.

Mitigation (n.) The act of mitigating, or the state of being mitigated; abatement or diminution of anything painful, harsh, severe, afflictive, or calamitous; as, the mitigation of pain, grief, rigor, severity, punishment, or penalty.

Moderation (n.) The act of moderating, or of imposing due restraint.

Moderation (n.) The state or quality of being mmoderate.

Moderation (n.) Calmness of mind; equanimity; as, to bear adversity with moderation.

Moderation (n.) The first public examinations for degrees at the University of Oxford; -- usually contracted to mods.

Modulation (n.) The act of modulating, or the state of being modulated; as, the modulation of the voice.

Modulation (n.) Sound modulated; melody.

Morulation (n.) The process of cleavage, or segmentation, of the ovum, by which a morula is formed.

Muneration (n.) Remuneration.

Mutilation (n.) The act of mutilating, or the state of being mutilated; deprivation of a limb or of an essential part.

Nasturtion (n.) Same as Nasturtium.

Nauseation (n.) The act of nauseating, or the state of being nauseated.

Navigation (n.) The act of navigating; the act of passing on water in ships or other vessels; the state of being navigable.

Navigation (n.) the science or art of conducting ships or vessels from one place to another, including, more especially, the method of determining a ship's position, course, distance passed over, etc., on the surface of the globe, by the principles of geometry and astronomy.

Navigation (n.) The management of sails, rudder, etc.; the mechanics of traveling by water; seamanship.

Navigation (n.) Ships in general.

nebulation (n.) The condition of being nebulated; also, a clouded, or ill-defined, color mark.

Neglection (n.) The state of being negligent; negligence.

Nidulation (n.) The time of remaining in the nest.

Nomination (n.) The act of naming or nominating; designation of a person as a candidate for office; the power of nominating; the state of being nominated.

Nomination (n.) The denomination, or name.

Numeration (n.) The act or art of numbering.

Numeration (n.) The act or art of reading numbers when expressed by means of numerals. The term is almost exclusively applied to the art of reading numbers written in the scale of tens, by the Arabic method.

Obduration (n.) A hardening of the heart; hardness of heart.

Oberration (n.) A wandering about.

Objuration (n.) A binding by oath.

Obligation (n.) The act of obligating.

Obligation (n.) That which obligates or constrains; the binding power of a promise, contract, oath, or vow, or of law; that which constitutes legal or moral duty.

Obligation (n.) Any act by which a person becomes bound to do something to or for anouther, or to forbear something; external duties imposed by law, promise, or contract, by the relations of society, or by courtesy, kindness, etc.

Obligation (n.) The state of being obligated or bound; the state of being indebted for an act of favor or kindness; as, to place others under obligations to one.

Obligation (n.) A bond with a condition annexed, and a penalty for nonfulfillment. In a larger sense, it is an acknowledgment of a duty to pay a certain sum or do a certain things.

Obturation (n.) The act of stopping up, or closing, an opening.

Occecation (n.) The act of making blind, or the state of being blind.

Occupation (n.) The act or process of occupying or taking possession; actual possession and control; the state of being occupied; a holding or keeping; tenure; use; as, the occupation of lands by a tenant.

Occupation (n.) That which occupies or engages the time and attention; the principal business of one's life; vocation; employment; calling; trade.

Ogganition (n.) Snarling; grumbling.

Oppilation (n.) The act of filling or crowding together; a stopping by redundant matter; obstruction, particularly in the lower intestines.

Opposition (n.) The act of opposing; an attempt to check, restrain, or defeat; resistance.

Opposition (n.) The state of being placed over against; situation so as to front something else.

Opposition (n.) Repugnance; contrariety of sentiment, interest, or purpose; antipathy.

Opposition (n.) That which opposes; an obstacle; specifically, the aggregate of persons or things opposing; hence, in politics and parliamentary practice, the party opposed to the party in power.

Opposition (n.) The relation between two propositions when, having the same subject and predicate, they differ in quantity, or in quality, or in both; or between two propositions which have the same matter but a different form.

Oppression (n.) The act of oppressing, or state of being oppressed.

Oppression (n.) That which oppresses; a hardship or injustice; cruelty; severity; tyranny.

Oppression (n.) A sense of heaviness or obstruction in the body or mind; depression; dullness; lassitude; as, an oppression of spirits; an oppression of the lungs.

Oppression (n.) Ravishment; rape.

Opsonation (n.) A catering; a buying of provisions.

Ordination (n.) The act of ordaining, appointing, or setting apart; the state of being ordained, appointed, etc.

Ordination (n.) The act of setting apart to an office in the Christian ministry; the conferring of holy orders.

Ordination (n.) Disposition; arrangement; order.

Oscitation (n.) The act of yawning or gaping.

Osculation (n.) The act of kissing; a kiss.

Osculation (n.) The contact of one curve with another, when the number of consecutive points of the latter through which the former passes suffices for the complete determination of the former curve.

Outpassion (v. t.) To exceed in passion.

Overaction (n.) Per/ormance to excess; exaggerated or excessive action.

Pabulation (n.) The act of feeding, or providing food.

Pabulation (n.) Food; fodder; pabulum.

Pagination (n.) The act or process of paging a book; also, the characters used in numbering the pages; page number.

Palliation (n.) The act of palliating, or state of being palliated; extenuation; excuse; as, the palliation of faults, offenses, vices.

Palliation (n.) Mitigation; alleviation, as of a disease.

Palliation (n.) That which cloaks or covers; disguise; also, the state of being covered or disguised.

Panelation (n.) The act of impaneling a jury.

Peculation (n.) The act or practice of peculating, or of defrauding the public by appropriating to one's own use the money or goods intrusted to one's care for management or disbursement; embezzlement.

Perception (n.) The act of perceiving; cognizance by the senses or intellect; apperhension by the bodily organs, or by the mind, of what is presented to them; discernment; apperhension; cognition.

Perception (n.) The faculty of perceiving; the faculty, or peculiar part, of man's constitution by which he has knowledge through the medium or instrumentality of the bodily organs; the act of apperhending material objects or qualities through the senses; -- distinguished from conception.

Perception (n.) The quality, state, or capability, of being affected by something external; sensation; sensibility.

Perception (n.) An idea; a notion.

Percussion (n.) The act of percussing, or striking one body against another; forcible collision, esp. such as gives a sound or report.

Percussion (n.) Hence: The effect of violent collision; vibratory shock; impression of sound on the ear.

Peremption (n.) A quashing; a defeating.

Perfection (n.) A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence.

Perfection (v. t.) To perfect.

Perflation (n.) The act of perflating.

Perihelion (n.) Alt. of Perihelium

Permansion (n.) Continuance.

Permeation (n.) The act of permeating, passing through, or spreading throughout, the pores or interstices of any substance.

Permission (n.) The act of permitting or allowing; formal consent; authorization; leave; license or liberty granted.

Permistion (n.) The act of mixing; the state of being mingled; mixture.

Permixtion (n.) See Permission.

Peroration (n.) The concluding part of an oration; especially, a final summing up and enforcement of an argument.

Perpension (n.) Careful consideration; pondering.

Perpession (n.) Suffering; endurance.

Persuasion (n.) The act of persuading; the act of influencing the mind by arguments or reasons offered, or by anything that moves the mind or passions, or inc

Persuasion (n.) The state of being persuaded or convinced; settled opinion or conviction, which has been induced.

Persuasion (n.) A creed or belief; a sect or party adhering to a certain creed or system of opinions; as, of the same persuasion; all persuasions are agreed.

Persuasion (n.) The power or quality of persuading; persuasiveness.

Persuasion (n.) That which persuades; a persuasive.

Perversion (n.) The act of perverting, or the state of being perverted; a turning from truth or right; a diverting from the true intent or object; a change to something worse; a turning or applying to a wrong end or use.

Pincushion (n.) A small cushion, in which pins may be stuck for use.

Plantation (n.) The act or practice of planting, or setting in the earth for growth.

Plantation (n.) An original settlement in a new country; a colony.

Plasmation (n.) The act of forming or molding.

Pompillion (n.) An ointment or pomatum made of black poplar buds.

Population (n.) The act or process of populating; multiplication of inhabitants.

Population (n.) The whole number of people, or inhabitants, in a country, or portion of a country; as, a population of ten millions.

Porrection (n.) The act of stretching forth.

Portension (n.) The act of foreshowing; foreboding.

Possession (n.) The act or state of possessing, or holding as one's own.

Possession (n.) The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command; actual seizin or occupancy; ownership, whether rightful or wrongful.

Possession (n.) The thing possessed; that which any one occupies, owns, or controls; in the plural, property in the aggregate; wealth; dominion; as, foreign possessions.

Possession (n.) The state of being possessed or controlled, as by an evil spirit, or violent passions; madness; frenzy; as, demoniacal possession.

Possession (v. t.) To invest with property.

Precaution (n.) Previous caution or care; caution previously employed to prevent mischief or secure good; as, his life was saved by precaution.

Precaution (n.) A measure taken beforehand to ward off evil or secure good or success; a precautionary act; as, to take precautions against accident.

Precaution (v. t.) To warn or caution beforehand.

Precaution (v. t.) To take precaution against.

Preception (n.) A precept.

Precession (n.) The act of going before, or forward.

Preclusion (n.) The act of precluding, or the state of being precluded; a shutting out.

Prediction (n.) The act of foretelling; also, that which is foretold; prophecy.

Preemption (n.) The act or right of purchasing before others.

Preemption (n.) The privilege or prerogative formerly enjoyed by the king of buying provisions for his household in preference to others.

Preemption (n.) The right of an actual settler upon public lands (particularly those of the United States) to purchase a certain portion at a fixed price in preference to all other applicants.

Prehension (n.) The act of taking hold, seizing, or grasping, as with the hand or other member.

Prelection (n.) A lecture or discourse read in public or to a select company.

Prensation (n.) The act of seizing with violence.

Preopinion (n.) Opinion previously formed; prepossession; prejudice.

Presension (n.) Previous perception.

Presention (n.) See Presension.

Prestation (n.) A payment of money; a toll or duty; also, the rendering of a service.

Pretension (n.) The act of pretending, or laying claim; the act of asserting right or title.

Pretension (n.) A claim made, whether true or false; a right alleged or assumed; a holding out the appearance of possessing a certain character; as, pretensions to scholarship.

Prevention (n.) The act of going, or state of being, before.

Prevention (n.) Anticipation; esp., anticipation of needs or wishes; hence, precaution; forethought.

Prevention (n.) The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.

Prevention (n.) Prejudice; prepossession.

Proception (n.) Preoccupation.

Procession (n.) The act of proceeding, moving on, advancing, or issuing; regular, orderly, or ceremonious progress; continuous course.

Procession (n.) That which is moving onward in an orderly, stately, or solemn manner; a train of persons advancing in order; a ceremonious train; a retinue; as, a procession of mourners; the Lord Mayor's procession.

Procession (n.) An orderly and ceremonial progress of persons, either from the sacristy to the choir, or from the choir around the church, within or without.

Procession (n.) An old term for litanies which were said in procession and not kneeling.

Procession (v. t.) To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary

Procession (v. i.) To march in procession.

Procession (v. i.) To honor with a procession.

Production (n.) The act or process or producing, bringing forth, or exhibiting to view; as, the production of commodities, of a witness.

Production (n.) That which is produced, yielded, or made, whether naturally, or by the application of intelligence and labor; as, the productions of the earth; the productions of handicraft; the productions of intellect or genius.

Production (n.) The act of lengthening out or prolonging.

Profection (n.) A setting out; a going forward; advance; progression.

Profession (v.) The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.

Profession (v.) That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere.

Profession (v.) The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him.

Profession (v.) The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order.

Projection (n.) The act of throwing or shooting forward.

Projection (n.) A jutting out; also, a part jutting out, as of a building; an extension beyond something else.

Projection (n.) The act of scheming or planning; also, that which is planned; contrivance; design; plan.

Projection (n.) Any method of representing the surface of the earth upon a plane.

Prolapsion (n.) Prolapse.

Promottion (n.) The act of promoting, advancing, or encouraging; the act of exalting in rank or honor; also, the condition of being advanced, encouraged, or exalted in honor; preferment.

Propension (n.) The quality or state of being propense; propensity.

Proportion (n.) The relation or adaptation of one portion to another, or to the whole, as respect magnitude, quantity, or degree; comparative relation; ratio; as, the proportion of the parts of a building, or of the body.

Proportion (n.) Harmonic relation between parts, or between different things of the same kind; symmetrical arrangement or adjustment; symmetry; as, to be out of proportion.

Proportion (n.) The portion one receives when a whole is distributed by a rule or principle; equal or proper share; lot.

Proportion (n.) A part considered comparatively; a share.

Proportion (n.) The rule of three, in arithmetic, in which the three given terms, together with the one sought, are proportional.

Proportion (v.) To adjust in a suitable proportion, as one thing or one part to another; as, to proportion the size of a building to its height; to proportion our expenditures to our income.

Proportion (v.) To form with symmetry or suitableness, as the parts of the body.

Proportion (v.) To divide into equal or just shares; to apportion.

Propulsion (n.) The act driving forward or away; the act or process of propelling; as, steam propulsion.

Propulsion (n.) An impelling act or movement.

Proreption (n.) A creeping on.

Proruption (n.) The act or state of bursting forth; a bursting out.

Protection (n.) The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.

Protection (n.) That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.

Protection (n.) A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.

Protection (n.) A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; -- opposed to free trade.

Protension (n.) A drawing out; extension.

Protrusion (n.) The act of protruding or thrusting forward, or beyond the usual limit.

Protrusion (n.) The state of being protruded, or thrust forward.

Provection (n.) A carrying forward, as of a final letter, to a following word; as, for example, a nickname for an ekename.

Pyramidion (n.) The small pyramid which crowns or completes an obelisk.

Found 115 occurrences.

Quartation (n.) The act, process, or result (in the process of parting) of alloying a button of nearly pure gold with enough silver to reduce the fineness so as to allow acids to attack and remove all metals except the gold; -- called also inquartation. Compare Parting.

Quassation (n.) The act of shaking, or the state of being shaken.

Quaternion (n.) The number four.

Quaternion (n.) A set of four parts, things, or person; four things taken collectively; a group of four words, phrases, circumstances, facts, or the like.

Quaternion (n.) A word of four syllables; a quadrisyllable.

Quaternion (n.) The quotient of two vectors, or of two directed right

Quaternion (v. t.) To divide into quaternions, files, or companies.

Racemation (n.) A cluster or bunch, as of grapes.

Racemation (n.) Cultivation or gathering of clusters of grapes.

Radication (n.) The process of taking root, or state of being rooted; as, the radication of habits.

Radication (n.) The disposition of the roots of a plant.

Rascallion (n.) A low, mean wretch.

Readeption (n.) A regaining; recovery of something lost.

Recitation (n.) The act of reciting; rehearsal; repetition of words or sentences.

Recitation (n.) The delivery before an audience of something committed to memory, especially as an elocutionary exhibition; also, that which is so delivered.

Recitation (n.) The rehearsal of a lesson by pupils before their instructor.

Recreation (n.) The act of recreating, or the state of being recreated; refreshment of the strength and spirits after toil; amusement; diversion; sport; pastime.

Recubation (n.) Recumbence.

Recusation (n.) Refusal.

Recusation (n.) The act of refusing a judge or challenging that he shall not try the cause, on account of his supposed partiality.

Reelection (n.) Election a second time, or anew; as, the reelection of a former chief.

Reenaction (n.) The act of reenacting; the state of being reenacted.

Reflection (n.) The act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the state of being reflected.

Reflection (n.) The return of rays, beams, sound, or the like, from a surface. See Angle of reflection, below.

Reflection (n.) Shining; brightness, as of the sun.

Reflection (n.) That which is produced by reflection.

Reflection (n.) An image given back from a reflecting surface; a reflected counterpart.

Reflection (n.) A part reflected, or turned back, at an angle; as, the reflection of a membrane.

Reflection (n.) Result of meditation; thought or opinion after attentive consideration or contemplation; especially, thoughts suggested by truth.

Reflection (n.) Censure; reproach cast.

Reflection (n.) The transference of an excitement from one nerve fiber to another by means of the nerve cells, as in reflex action. See Reflex action, under Reflex.

Refraction (n.) The act of refracting, or the state of being refracted.

Refraction (n.) The change in the direction of ray of light, heat, or the like, when it enters obliquely a medium of a different density from that through which it has previously moved.

Refraction (n.) The change in the direction of a ray of light, and, consequently, in the apparent position of a heavenly body from which it emanates, arising from its passage through the earth's atmosphere; -- hence distinguished as atmospheric refraction, or astronomical refraction.

Refraction (n.) The correction which is to be deducted from the apparent altitude of a heavenly body on account of atmospheric refraction, in order to obtain the true altitude.

Refutation (n.) The act or process of refuting or disproving, or the state of being refuted; proof of falsehood or error; the overthrowing of an argument, opinion, testimony, doctrine, or theory, by argument or countervailing proof.

Regelation (n.) The act or process of freezing anew, or together,as two pieces of ice.

Regression (n.) The act of passing back or returning; retrogression; retrogradation.

Regulation (n.) The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated.

Regulation (n.) A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school.

Rehibition (n.) The returning of a thing purchased to the seller, on the ground of defect or frand.

Relaxation (n.) The act or process of relaxing, or the state of being relaxed; as, relaxation of the muscles; relaxation of a law.

Relaxation (n.) Remission from attention and effort; indulgence in recreation, diversion, or amusement.

Relegation (n.) The act of relegating, or the state of being relegated; removal; banishment; exile.

Relevation (n.) A raising or lifting up.

Relocation (n.) A second location.

Relocation (n.) Renewal of a lease.

Renegation (n.) A denial.

Renovation (n.) The act or process of renovating; the state of being renovated or renewed.

Reparation (n.) The act of renewing, restoring, etc., or the state of being renewed or repaired; as, the reparation of a bridge or of a highway; -- in this sense, repair is oftener used.

Reparation (n.) The act of making amends or giving satisfaction or compensation for a wrong, injury, etc.; also, the thing done or given; amends; satisfaction; indemnity.

Repedation (n.) A stepping or going back.

Repetition (n.) The act of repeating; a doing or saying again; iteration.

Repetition (n.) Recital from memory; rehearsal.

Repetition (n.) The act of repeating, singing, or playing, the same piece or part a second time; reiteration of a note.

Repetition (n.) Reiteration, or repeating the same word, or the same sense in different words, for the purpose of making a deeper impression on the audience.

Repetition (n.) The measurement of an angle by successive observations with a repeating instrument.

Reposition (n.) The act of repositing; a laying up.

Repression (n.) The act of repressing, or state of being repressed; as, the repression of evil and evil doers.

Repression (n.) That which represses; check; restraint.

Reputation (v. t.) The estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or action; repute.

Reputation (v. t.) The character imputed to a person in the community in which he lives. It is admissible in evidence when he puts his character in issue, or when such reputation is otherwise part of the issue of a case.

Reputation (v. t.) Specifically: Good reputation; favorable regard; public esteem; general credit; good name.

Reputation (v. t.) Account; value.

Rescission (n.) The act of rescinding, abrogating, annulling, or vacating; as, the rescission of a law, decree, or judgment.

Resilition (n.) Resilience.

Resolution (n.) The act, operation, or process of resolving. Specifically: (a) The act of separating a compound into its elements or component parts. (b) The act of analyzing a complex notion, or solving a vexed question or difficult problem.

Resolution (n.) The state of being relaxed; relaxation.

Resolution (n.) The state of being resolved, settled, or determined; firmness; steadiness; constancy; determination.

Resolution (n.) That which is resolved or determined; a settled purpose; determination. Specifically: A formal expression of the opinion or will of an official body or a public assembly, adopted by vote; as, a legislative resolution; the resolutions of a public meeting.

Resolution (n.) The state of being resolved or firm in opinion or thought; conviction; assurance.

Resolution (n.) The act or process of solving; solution; as, the resolution of an equation or problem.

Resolution (n.) A breaking up, disappearance; or termination, as of a fever, a tumor, or the like.

Resolution (n.) The passing of a dissonant into a consonant chord by the rising or falling of the note which makes the discord.

Resorption (n.) The act of resorbing; also, the act of absorbing again; reabsorption.

Respection (n.) The act of respecting; respect; regard.

Respersion (n.) The act of sprinkling or scattering.

Responsion (n.) The act of answering.

Responsion (n.) The first university examination; -- called also little go. See under Little, a.

Resudation (n.) Act of sweating again.

Resumption (n.) The act of resuming; as, the resumption of a grant, of delegated powers, of an argument, of specie payments, etc.

Resumption (n.) The taking again into the king's hands of such lands or tenements as he had granted to any man on false suggestions or other error.

Retraction (n.) The act of retracting, or drawing back; the state of being retracted; as, the retraction of a cat's claws.

Retraction (n.) The act of withdrawing something advanced, stated, claimed, or done; declaration of change of opinion; recantation.

Retraction (n.) The act of retracting or shortening; as, the retraction of a severed muscle; the retraction of a sinew.

Retraction (n.) The state or condition of a part when drawn back, or towards the center of the body.

Revelation (n.) The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.

Revelation (n.) That which is revealed.

Revelation (n.) The act of revealing divine truth.

Revelation (n.) That which is revealed by God to man; esp., the Bible.

Revelation (n.) Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse.

Revocation (n.) The act of calling back, or the state of being recalled; recall.

Revocation (n.) The act by which one, having the right, annuls an act done, a power or authority given, or a license, gift, or benefit conferred; repeal; reversal; as, the revocation of an edict, a power, a will, or a license.

Revolution (n.) The act of revolving, or turning round on an axis or a center; the motion of a body round a fixed point or

Revolution (n.) Return to a point before occupied, or to a point relatively the same; a rolling back; return; as, revolution in an ellipse or spiral.

Revolution (n.) The space measured by the regular return of a revolving body; the period made by the regular recurrence of a measure of time, or by a succession of similar events.

Revolution (n.) A total or radical change; as, a revolution in one's circumstances or way of living.

Revolution (n.) A fundamental change in political organization, or in a government or constitution; the overthrow or renunciation of one government, and the substitution of another, by the governed.

Roboration (n.) The act of strengthening.

Rumination (n.) The act or process of ruminating, or chewing the cud; the habit of chewing the cud.

Rumination (n.) The state of being disposed to ruminate or ponder; deliberate meditation or reflection.

Rumination (n.) The regurgitation of food from the stomach after it has been swallowed, -- occasionally observed as a morbid phenomenon in man.

Sagination (n.) The act of fattening or pampering.

Salination (n.) The act of washing with salt water.

Salivation (n.) The act or process of salivating; an excessive secretion of saliva, often accompanied with soreness of the mouth and gums; ptyalism.

Salutation (n.) The act of saluting, or paying respect or reverence, by the customary words or actions; the act of greeting, or expressing good will or courtesy; also, that which is uttered or done in saluting or greeting.

Sanitation (n.) The act of rendering sanitary; the science of sanitary conditions; the preservation of health; the use of sanitary measures; hygiene.

Saturation (n.) The act of saturating, or the state of being saturating; complete penetration or impregnation.

Saturation (n.) The act, process, or result of saturating a substance, or of combining it to its fullest extent.

Saturation (n.) Freedom from mixture or dilution with white; purity; -- said of colors.

Scrimption (n.) A small portion; a pittance; a little bit.

Scrutation (n.) Search; scrutiny.

Sejunction (n.) The act of disjoining, or the state of being disjoined.

Semination (n.) The act of sowing or spreading.

Semination (n.) Natural dispersion of seeds.

Separation (n.) The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate.

Separation (n.) Chemical analysis.

Separation (n.) Divorce.

Separation (n.) The operation of removing water from steam.

Sepelition (n.) Burial.

Seposition (n.) The act of setting aside, or of giving up.

Septillion (n.) According to the French method of numeration (which is followed also in the United States), the number expressed by a unit with twenty-four ciphers annexed. According to the English method, the number expressed by a unit with forty-two ciphers annexed. See Numeration.

Sevocation (n.) A calling aside.

Sibilation (n.) Utterance with a hissing sound; also, the sound itself; a hiss.

Sideration (n.) The state of being siderated, or planet-struck; esp., blast in plants; also, a sudden and apparently causeless stroke of disease, as in apoplexy or paralysis.

Simulation (n.) The act of simulating, or assuming an appearance which is feigned, or not true; -- distinguished from dissimulation, which disguises or conceals what is true.

Spectation (n.) Regard; aspect; appearance.

Spoliation (v. t.) The act of plundering; robbery; deprivation; despoliation.

Spoliation (v. t.) Robbery or plunder in war; especially, the authorized act or practice of plundering neutrals at sea.

Spoliation (v. t.) The act of an incumbent in taking the fruits of his benefice without right, but under a pretended title.

Spoliation (v. t.) A process for possession of a church in a spiritual court.

Spoliation (v. t.) Injury done to a document.

Stagnation (n.) The condition of being stagnant; cessation of flowing or circulation, as of a fluid; the state of being motionless; as, the stagnation of the blood; the stagnation of water or air; the stagnation of vapors.

Stagnation (n.) The cessation of action, or of brisk action; the state of being dull; as, the stagnation of business.

Stallation (n.) Installation.

Starvation (n.) The act of starving, or the state of being starved.

Stellation (n.) Radiation of light.

Stephanion (n.) The point on the side of the skull where the temporal

Stupration (n.) Violation of chastity by force; rape.

Subduction (n.) The act of subducting or taking away.

Subduction (n.) Arithmetical subtraction.

Subjection (a.) The act of subjecting, or of bringing under the dominion of another; the act of subduing.

Subjection (a.) The state of being subject, or under the power, control, and government of another; a state of obedience or submissiveness; as, the safety of life, liberty, and property depends on our subjection to the laws.

Submersion (n.) The act of submerging, or putting under water or other fluid, or of causing to be overflowed; the act of plunging under water, or of drowning.

Submersion (n.) The state of being put under water or other fluid, or of being overflowed or drowned.

Submission (n.) The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority; surrender of the person and power to the control or government of another; obedience; compliance.

Submission (n.) The state of being submissive; acknowledgement of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior; meekness; resignation.

Submission (n.) Acknowledgement of a fault; confession of error.

Submission (n.) An agreement by which parties engage to submit any matter of controversy between them to the decision of arbitrators.

Subreption (n.) The act of obtaining a favor by surprise, or by unfair representation through suppression or fraudulent concealment of facts.

Subvention (n.) The act of coming under.

Subvention (n.) The act of relieving, as of a burden; support; aid; assistance; help.

Subvention (n.) A government aid or bounty.

Subvention (v. t.) To subventionize.

Subversion (n.) The act of overturning, or the state of being overturned; entire overthrow; an overthrow from the foundation; utter ruin; destruction; as, the subversion of a government; the subversion of despotic power; the subversion of the constitution.

Succession (n.) The act of succeeding, or following after; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence; as, a succession of good crops; a succession of disasters.

Succession (n.) A series of persons or things according to some established rule of precedence; as, a succession of kings, or of bishops; a succession of events in chronology.

Succession (n.) An order or series of descendants;

Succession (n.) The right to enter upon the possession of the property of an ancestor, or one near of kin, or one preceding in an established order.

Succession (n.) The person succeeding to rank or office; a successor or heir.

Succussion (n.) The act of shaking; a shake; esp. (Med.), a shaking of the body to ascertain if there be a liquid in the thorax.

Sufflation (n.) The act of blowing up or inflating.

Suffossion (n.) A digging under; an undermining.

Suggestion (n.) The act of suggesting; presentation of an idea.

Suggestion (n.) That which is suggested; an intimation; an insinuation; a hint; a different proposal or mention; also, formerly, a secret incitement; temptation.

Suggestion (n.) Charge; complaint; accusation.

Suggestion (n.) Information without oath; an entry of a material fact or circumstance on the record for the information of the court, at the death or insolvency of a party.

Suggestion (n.) The act or power of originating or recalling ideas or relations, distinguished as original and relative; -- a term much used by Scottish metaphysicians from Hutcherson to Thomas Brown.

Supination (n.) The act of turning the hand palm upward; also, position of the hand with the palm upward.

Supination (n.) The act or state of lying with the face upward. Opposed to pronation.

Surreption (n.) The act or process of getting in a surreptitious manner, or by craft or stealth.

Surreption (n.) A coming unperceived or suddenly.

Susception (n.) The act of taking; reception.

Suspection (n.) Suspicion.

Suspension (n.) The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended; pendency; as, suspension from a hook.

Suspension (n.) Especially, temporary delay, interruption, or cessation

Suspension (n.) Of labor, study, pain, etc.

Suspension (n.) Of decision, determination, judgment, etc.; as, to ask a suspension of judgment or opinion in view of evidence to be produced.

Suspension (n.) Of the payment of what is due; as, the suspension of a mercantile firm or of a bank.

Suspension (n.) Of punishment, or sentence of punishment.

Suspension (n.) Of a person in respect of the exercise of his office, powers, prerogative, etc.; as, the suspension of a student or of a clergyman.

Suspension (n.) Of the action or execution of law, etc.; as, the suspension of the habeas corpus act.

Suspension (n.) A conditional withholding, interruption, or delay; as, the suspension of a payment on the performance of a condition.

Suspension (n.) The state of a solid when its particles are mixed with, but undissolved in, a fluid, and are capable of separation by straining; also, any substance in this state.

Suspension (n.) A keeping of the hearer in doubt and in attentive expectation of what is to follow, or of what is to be the inference or conclusion from the arguments or observations employed.

Suspension (n.) A stay or postponement of execution of a sentence condemnatory by means of letters of suspension granted on application to the lord ordinary.

Suspension (n.) The prolongation of one or more tones of a chord into the chord which follows, thus producing a momentary discord, suspending the concord which the ear expects. Cf. Retardation.

Sustention (n.) Sustentation.

Tabulation (n.) The act of forming into a table or tables; as, the tabulation of statistics.

Temeration (n.) Temerity.

Temptation (n.) The act of tempting, or enticing to evil; seduction.

Temptation (n.) The state of being tempted, or enticed to evil.

Temptation (n.) That which tempts; an inducement; an allurement, especially to something evil.

Titubation (n.) The act of stumbling, rocking, or rolling; a reeling.

Toleration (n.) The act of tolerating; the allowance of that which is not wholly approved.

Toleration (n.) Specifically, the allowance of religious opinions and modes of worship in a state when contrary to, or different from, those of the established church or belief.

Toleration (n.) Hence, freedom from bigotry and severity in judgment of the opinions or belief of others, especially in respect to religious matters.

Tolutation (n.) A pacing or ambling.

Trabeation (n.) Same as Entablature.

Tractation (n.) Treatment or handling of a subject; discussion.

Traduction (n.) Transmission from one to another.

Traduction (n.) Translation from one language to another.

Traduction (n.) Derivation by descent; propagation.

Traduction (n.) The act of transferring; conveyance; transportation.

Traduction (n.) Transition.

Traduction (n.) A process of reasoning in which each conclusion applies to just such an object as each of the premises applies to.

Trajection (n.) The act of trajecting; a throwing or casting through or across; also, emission.

Trajection (n.) Transposition.

Transexion (n.) Change of sex.

Transition (n.) Passage from one place or state to another; charge; as, the transition of the weather from hot to cold.

Transition (n.) A direct or indirect passing from one key to another; a modulation.

Transition (n.) A passing from one subject to another.

Transition (n.) Change from one form to another.

Trisection (n.) The division of a thing into three parts, Specifically: (Geom.) the division of an angle into three equal parts.

Truncation (n.) The act of truncating, lopping, or cutting off.

Truncation (n.) The state of being truncated.

Truncation (n.) The replacement of an edge or solid angle by a plane, especially when the plane is equally inc

Tubulation (n.) The act of shaping or making a tube, or of providing with a tube; also, a tube or tubulure; as, the tubulation of a retort.

Turbillion (n.) A whirl; a vortex.

Ulceration (n.) The process of forming an ulcer, or of becoming ulcerous; the state of being ulcerated; also, an ulcer.

Ultimation (n.) State of being ultimate; that which is ultimate, or final; ultimatum.

Unambition (n.) The absence of ambition.

Undevotion (n.) Absence or want of devotion.

Undulation (n.) The act of undulating; a waving motion or vibration; as, the undulations of a fluid, of water, or of air; the undulations of sound.

Undulation (n.) A wavy appearance or out

Undulation (n.) The tremulous tone produced by a peculiar pressure of the finger on a string, as of a violin.

Undulation (n.) The pulsation caused by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison; -- called also beat.

Undulation (n.) A motion to and fro, up and down, or from side to side, in any fluid or elastic medium, propagated continuously among its particles, but with no translation of the particles themselves in the direction of the propagation of the wave; a wave motion; a vibration.

Urtication (n.) The act or process of whipping or stinging with nettles; -- sometimes used in the treatment of paralysis.

Ustulation (n.) The act of burning or searing.

Ustulation (n.) The operation of expelling one substance from another by heat, as sulphur or arsenic from ores, in a muffle.

Ustulation (n.) The roasting or drying of moist substances so as prepare them for pulverizing.

Ustulation (n.) The burning of wine.

Ustulation (n.) Lascivious passion; concupiscence.

Usucaption (n.) The acquisition of the title or right to property by the uninterrupted possession of it for a certain term prescribed by law; -- the same as prescription in common law.

Usurpation (n.) Use; usage; custom.

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Mark McCracken

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