11 letter words ending in ion
Abacination (n.) The act of abacinating.
Ablactation (n.) The weaning of a child from the breast, or of young beasts from their dam.
Ablactation (n.) The process of grafting now called inarching, or grafting by approach.
Abomination (n.) The feeling of extreme disgust and hatred; abhorrence; detestation; loathing; as, he holds tobacco in abomination.
Abomination (n.) That which is abominable; anything hateful, wicked, or shamefully vile; an object or state that excites disgust and hatred; a hateful or shameful vice; pollution.
Abomination (n.) A cause of pollution or wickedness.
Absentation (n.) The act of absenting one's self.
Absorbition (n.) Absorption.
Abstraction (a.) The act of abstracting, separating, or withdrawing, or the state of being withdrawn; withdrawal.
Abstraction (a.) An idea or notion of an abstract, or theoretical nature; as, to fight for mere abstractions.
Abstraction (a.) A separation from worldly objects; a recluse life; as, a hermit's abstraction.
Abstraction (a.) Absence or absorption of mind; inattention to present objects.
Abstraction (a.) The taking surreptitiously for one's own use part of the property of another; purloining.
Abstraction (a.) A separation of volatile parts by the act of distillation.
Acceptation (n.) Acceptance; reception; favorable reception or regard; state of being acceptable.
Acceptation (n.) The meaning in which a word or expression is understood, or generally received; as, term is to be used according to its usual acceptation.
Acclamation (n.) A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
Acclamation (n.) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
Acclimation (n.) The process of becoming, or the state of being, acclimated, or habituated to a new climate; acclimatization.
Acquisition (n.) The act or process of acquiring.
Acquisition (n.) The thing acquired or gained; an acquirement; a gain; as, learning is an acquisition.
Acumination (n.) A sharpening; termination in a sharp point; a tapering point.
Adfiliation (n.) See Affiliation.
Adhortation (n.) Advice; exhortation.
Adumbration (n.) The act of adumbrating, or shadowing forth.
Adumbration (n.) A faint sketch; an out
Adumbration (n.) The shadow or out
Aerostation (n.) Aerial navigation; the art of raising and guiding balloons in the air.
Aerostation (n.) The science of weighing air; aerostatics.
Aestivation (n.) The state of torpidity induced by the heat and dryness of summer, as in certain snails; -- opposed to hibernation.
Aestivation (n.) The arrangement of the petals in a flower bud, as to folding, overlapping, etc.; prefloration.
Affectation (n.) An attempt to assume or exhibit what is not natural or real; false display; artificial show.
Affectation (n.) A striving after.
Affectation (n.) Fondness; affection.
Affiliation (n.) Adoption; association or reception as a member in or of the same family or society.
Affiliation (n.) The establishment or ascertaining of parentage; the assignment of a child, as a bastard, to its father; filiation.
Affiliation (n.) Connection in the way of descent.
Affirmation (n.) Confirmation of anything established; ratification; as, the affirmation of a law.
Affirmation (n.) The act of affirming or asserting as true; assertion; -- opposed to negation or denial.
Affirmation (n.) That which is asserted; an assertion; a positive statement; an averment; as, an affirmation, by the vender, of title to property sold, or of its quality.
Affirmation (n.) A solemn declaration made under the penalties of perjury, by persons who conscientiously dec
Aggravation (n.) The act of aggravating, or making worse; -- used of evils, natural or moral; the act of increasing in severity or heinousness; something additional to a crime or wrong and enhancing its guilt or injurious consequences.
Aggravation (n.) Exaggerated representation.
Aggravation (n.) An extrinsic circumstance or accident which increases the guilt of a crime or the misery of a calamity.
Aggravation (n.) Provocation; irritation.
Aggregation (n.) The act of aggregating, or the state of being aggregated; collection into a mass or sum; a collection of particulars; an aggregate.
Allectation (n.) Enticement; allurement.
Alleviation (n.) The act of alleviating; a lightening of weight or severity; mitigation; relief.
Alleviation (n.) That which mitigates, or makes more tolerable.
Altercation (n.) Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
Alternation (n.) The reciprocal succession of things in time or place; the act of following and being followed by turns; alternate succession, performance, or occurrence; as, the alternation of day and night, cold and heat, summer and winter, hope and fear.
Alternation (n.) Permutation.
Alternation (n.) The response of the congregation speaking alternately with the minister.
Amplexation (n.) An embrace.
Analyzation (n.) The act of analyzing, or separating into constituent parts; analysis.
Angariation (n.) Exaction of forced service; compulsion.
Angustation (n.) The act of making narrow; a straitening or contacting.
Anteflexion (n.) A displacement forward of an organ, esp. the uterus, in such manner that its axis is bent upon itself.
Anteversion (n.) A displacement of an organ, esp. of the uterus, in such manner that its whole axis is directed further forward than usual.
Antiquation (n.) The act of making antiquated, or the state of being antiquated.
Apocopation (n.) Shortening by apocope; the state of being apocopated.
Appellation (n.) The act of appealing; appeal.
Appellation (n.) The act of calling by a name.
Appellation (n.) The word by which a particular person or thing is called and known; name; title; designation.
Application (n.) The act of applying or laying on, in a literal sense; as, the application of emollients to a diseased limb.
Application (n.) The thing applied.
Application (n.) The act of applying as a means; the employment of means to accomplish an end; specific use.
Application (n.) The act of directing or referring something to a particular case, to discover or illustrate agreement or disagreement, fitness, or correspondence; as, I make the remark, and leave you to make the application; the application of a theory.
Application (n.) The capacity of being practically applied or used; relevancy; as, a rule of general application.
Application (n.) The act of fixing the mind or closely applying one's self; assiduous effort; close attention; as, to injure the health by application to study.
Application (n.) The act of making request of soliciting; as, an application for an office; he made application to a court of chancery.
Application (n.) A request; a document containing a request; as, his application was placed on file.
Apprecation (n.) Earnest prayer; devout wish.
Approbation (n.) Proof; attestation.
Approbation (n.) The act of approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval; sanction; commendation.
Approbation (n.) Probation or novitiate.
Arbitration (n.) The hearing and determination of a cause between parties in controversy, by a person or persons chosen by the parties.
Argentation (n.) A coating or overlaying with silver.
Arrentation () A letting or renting, esp. a license to inclose land in a forest with a low hedge and a ditch, under a yearly rent.
Arrestation (n.) Arrest.
Asportation (n.) The felonious removal of goods from the place where they were deposited.
Assentation (n.) Insincere, flattering, or obsequious assent; hypocritical or pretended concurrence.
Assignation (n.) The act of assigning or allotting; apportionment.
Assignation (n.) An appointment of time and place for meeting or interview; -- used chiefly of love interviews, and now commonly in a bad sense.
Assignation (n.) A making over by transfer of title; assignment.
Association (n.) The act of associating, or state of being associated; union; connection, whether of persons of things.
Association (n.) Mental connection, or that which is mentally linked or associated with a thing.
Atomization (n.) The act of reducing to atoms, or very minute particles; or the state of being so reduced.
Atomization (n.) The reduction of fluids into fine spray.
Attenuation (n.) The act or process of making slender, or the state of being slender; emaciation.
Attenuation (n.) The act of attenuating; the act of making thin or less dense, or of rarefying, as fluids or gases.
Attenuation (n.) The process of weakening in intensity; diminution of virulence; as, the attenuation of virus.
Atterration (n.) The act of filling up with earth, or of forming land with alluvial earth.
Attestation (n.) The act of attesting; testimony; witness; a solemn or official declaration, verbal or written, in support of a fact; evidence. The truth appears from the attestation of witnesses, or of the proper officer. The subscription of a name to a writing as a witness, is an attestation.
Attribution (n.) The act of attributing or ascribing, as a quality, character, or function, to a thing or person, an effect to a cause.
Attribution (n.) That which is ascribed or attributed.
Ballotation (n.) Voting by ballot.
Balsamation (n.) The act of imparting balsamic properties.
Balsamation (n.) The art or process of embalming.
Baptization (n.) Baptism.
Benediction (n.) The act of blessing.
Benediction (n.) A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or affectionate invocation of happiness.
Benediction (n.) The short prayer which closes public worship; as, to give the benediction.
Benediction (n.) The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the consecration of a bishop.
Benediction (n.) A solemn rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally dedicated to God.
Benefaction (n.) The act of conferring a benefit.
Benefaction (n.) A benefit conferred; esp. a charitable donation.
Bifurcation (n.) A forking, or division into two branches.
Bipartition (n.) The act of dividing into two parts, or of making two correspondent parts, or the state of being so divided.
Bombilation (n.) A humming sound; a booming.
Bombination (n.) A humming or buzzing.
Botheration (n.) The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.
By-election (n.) An election held by itself, not at the time of a general election.
Calcination (n.) The act or process of disintegrating a substance, or rendering it friable by the action of heat, esp. by the expulsion of some volatile matter, as when carbonic and acid is expelled from carbonate of calcium in the burning of limestone in order to make lime.
Calcination (n.) The act or process of reducing a metal to an oxide or metallic calx; oxidation.
Calculation (n.) The act or process, or the result, of calculating; computation; reckoning, estimate.
Calculation (n.) An expectation based on circumstances.
Calefaction (n.) The act of warming or heating; the production of heat in a body by the action of fire, or by communication of heat from other bodies.
Calefaction (n.) The state of being heated.
Calibration (n.) The process of estimating the caliber a tube, as of a thermometer tube, in order to graduate it to a scale of degrees; also, more generally, the determination of the true value of the spaces in any graduated instrument.
Canceration (n.) The act or state of becoming cancerous or growing into a cancer.
Capillation (n.) A capillary blood vessel.
Captivation (n.) The act of captivating.
Castigation (n.) Corrective punishment; chastisement; reproof; pungent criticism.
Castigation (n.) Emendation; correction.
Cavillation (n.) Frivolous or sophistical objection.
Celebration (n.) The act, process, or time of celebrating.
Cementation (n.) The act or process of cementing.
Cerebration (n.) Action of the brain, whether conscious or unconscious.
Chrismation (n.) The act of applying the chrism, or consecrated oil.
Cinefaction (n.) Cineration; reduction to ashes.
Circination (n.) An orbicular motion.
Circination (n.) A circle; a concentric layer.
Circulation (n.) The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
Circulation (n.) The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.
Circulation (n.) Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.
Circulation (n.) The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper.
Circulation (n.) The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also, the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.
Citrination (n.) The process by which anything becomes of the color of a lemon; esp., in alchemy, the state of perfection in the philosopher's stone indicated by its assuming a deep yellow color.
Coadunation (n.) Union, as in one body or mass; unity.
Coadunition (n.) Coadunation.
Coagulation (n.) The substance or body formed by coagulation.
Coarctation (n.) Confinement to a narrow space.
Coarctation (n.) Pressure; that which presses.
Coarctation (n.) A stricture or narrowing, as of a canal, cavity, or orifice.
Coeducation (n.) An educating together, as of persons of different sexes or races.
Coextension (n.) The act of extending equally, or the state of being equally extended.
Cointension (n.) The condition of being of equal in intensity; -- applied to relations; as, 3:6 and 6:12 are relations of cointension.
Colligation (n.) A binding together.
Colligation (n.) That process by which a number of isolated facts are brought under one conception, or summed up in a general proposition, as when Kepler discovered that the various observed positions of the planet Mars were points in an ellipse.
Collimation (n.) The act of collimating; the adjustment of the
Collocation (n.) The act of placing; the state of being placed with something else; disposition in place; arrangement.
Collocution (n.) A speaking or conversing together; conference; mutual discourse.
Combination (n.) The act or process of combining or uniting persons and things.
Combination (n.) The result of combining or uniting; union of persons or things; esp. a union or alliance of persons or states to effect some purpose; -- usually in a bad sense.
Combination (n.) The act or process of uniting by chemical affinity, by which substances unite with each other in definite proportions by weight to form distinct compounds.
Combination (n.) The different arrangements of a number of objects, as letters, into groups.
Comessation (n.) A reveling; a rioting.
Commination (n.) A threat or threatening; a denunciation of punishment or vengeance.
Commination (n.) An office in the liturgy of the Church of England, used on Ash Wednesday, containing a recital of God's anger and judgments against sinners.
Comminution (n.) The act of reducing to a fine powder or to small particles; pulverization; the state of being comminuted.
Comminution (n.) Fracture (of a bone) into a number of pieces.
Comminution (n.) Gradual diminution by the removal of small particles at a time; a lessening; a wearing away.
Commonition (n.) Advice; warning; instruction.
Commoration (n.) The act of staying or residing in a place.
Commutation (n.) A passing from one state to another; change; alteration; mutation.
Commutation (n.) The act of giving one thing for another; barter; exchange.
Commutation (n.) The change of a penalty or punishment by the pardoning power of the State; as, the commutation of a sentence of death to banishment or imprisonment.
Comparation (n.) A making ready; provision.
Compilation (n.) The act or process of compiling or gathering together from various sources.
Compilation (n.) That which is compiled; especially, a book or document composed of materials gathering from other books or documents.
Composition (n.) The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients.
Composition (n.) The invention or combination of the parts of any literary work or discourse, or of a work of art; as, the composition of a poem or a piece of music.
Composition (n.) The art or practice of so combining the different parts of a work of art as to produce a harmonious whole; also, a work of art considered as such. See 4, below.
Composition (n.) The act of writing for practice in a language, as English, Latin, German, etc.
Composition (n.) The setting up of type and arranging it for printing.
Composition (n.) The state of being put together or composed; conjunction; combination; adjustment.
Composition (n.) A mass or body formed by combining two or more substances; as, a chemical composition.
Composition (n.) A literary, musical, or artistic production, especially one showing study and care in arrangement; -- often used of an elementary essay or translation done as an educational exercise.
Composition (n.) Consistency; accord; congruity.
Composition (n.) Mutual agreement to terms or conditions for the settlement of a difference or controversy; also, the terms or conditions of settlement; agreement.
Composition (n.) The adjustment of a debt, or avoidance of an obligation, by some form of compensation agreed on between the parties; also, the sum or amount of compensation agreed upon in the adjustment.
Composition (n.) Synthesis as opposed to analysis.
Compotation (n.) The act of drinking or tippling together.
Compression (n.) The act of compressing, or state of being compressed.
Compunction (n.) A pricking; stimulation.
Compunction (n.) A picking of heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience.
Computation (n.) The act or process of computing; calculation; reckoning.
Computation (n.) The result of computation; the amount computed.
Concavation (n.) The act of making concave.
Concitation (n.) The act of stirring up, exciting, or agitating.
Condonation (n.) The act of condoning or pardoning.
Condonation (n.) Forgiveness, either express or implied, by a husband of his wife or by a wife of her husband, for a breach of marital duty, as adultery, with an implied condition that the offense shall not be repeated.
Confutation (n.) The act or process of confuting; refutation.
Congelation (n.) The act or process of passing, or causing to pass, from a fluid to a solid state, as by the abstraction of heat; the act or process of freezing.
Congelation (n.) The state of being congealed.
Congelation (n.) That which is congealed.
Congression (n.) A coming or bringing together, as in a public meeting, in a dispute, in the act of comparing, or in sexual intercourse.
Conjugation (n.) the act of uniting or combining; union; assemblage.
Conjugation (n.) Two things conjoined; a pair; a couple.
Conjugation (n.) The act of conjugating a verb or giving in order its various parts and inflections.
Conjugation (n.) A scheme in which are arranged all the parts of a verb.
Conjugation (n.) A class of verbs conjugated in the same manner.
Conjugation (n.) A kind of sexual union; -- applied to a blending of the contents of two or more cells or individuals in some plants and lower animals, by which new spores or germs are developed.
Conjunction (n.) The act of conjoining, or the state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league.
Conjunction (n.) The meeting of two or more stars or planets in the same degree of the zodiac; as, the conjunction of the moon with the sun, or of Jupiter and Saturn. See the Note under Aspect, n., 6.
Conjunction (n.) A connective or connecting word; an indeclinable word which serves to join together sentences, clauses of a sentence, or words; as, and, but, if.
Conjuration (n.) The act of calling or summoning by a sacred name, or in solemn manner; the act of binding by an oath; an earnest entreaty; adjuration.
Conjuration (n.) The act or process of invoking supernatural aid by the use of a magical form of words; the practice of magic arts; incantation; enchantment.
Conjuration (n.) A league for a criminal purpose; conspiracy.
Connotation (n.) The act of connoting; a making known or designating something additional; implication of something more than is asserted.
Consecution (n.) A following, or sequel; actual or logical dependence.
Consecution (n.) A succession or series of any kind.
Consolation (n.) The act of consoling; the state of being consoled; allevation of misery or distress of mind; refreshment of spirit; comfort; that which consoles or comforts the spirit.
Conspersion (n.) The act of sprinkling.
Consumption (n.) The act or process of consuming by use, waste, etc.; decay; destruction.
Consumption (n.) The state or process of being consumed, wasted, or diminished; waste; diminution; loss; decay.
Consumption (n.) A progressive wasting away of the body; esp., that form of wasting, attendant upon pulmonary phthisis and associated with cough, spitting of blood, hectic fever, etc.; pulmonary phthisis; -- called also pulmonary consumption.
Contraction (n.) The act or process of contracting, shortening, or shrinking; the state of being contracted; as, contraction of the heart, of the pupil of the eye, or of a tendion; the contraction produced by cold.
Contraction (n.) The process of shortening an operation.
Contraction (n.) The act of incurring or becoming subject to, as liabilities, obligation, debts, etc.; the process of becoming subject to; as, the contraction of a disease.
Contraction (n.) Something contracted or abbreviated, as a word or phrase; -- as, plenipo for plenipotentiary; crim. con. for criminal conversation, etc.
Contraction (n.) The shortening of a word, or of two words, by the omission of a letter or letters, or by reducing two or more vowels or syllables to one; as, ne'er for never; can't for can not; don't for do not; it's for it is.
Contraction (n.) A marriage contract.
Convocation (n.) The act of calling or assembling by summons.
Convocation (n.) An assembly or meeting.
Convocation (n.) An assembly of the clergy, by their representatives, to consult on ecclesiastical affairs.
Convocation (n.) An academical assembly, in which the business of the university is transacted.
Convolution (n.) The act of rolling anything upon itself, or one thing upon another; a winding motion.
Convolution (n.) The state of being rolled upon itself, or rolled or doubled together; a tortuous or sinuous winding or fold, as of something rolled or folded upon itself.
Convolution (n.) An irregular, tortuous folding of an organ or part; as, the convolutions of the intestines; the cerebral convolutions. See Brain.
Cooperation (n.) The act of cooperating, or of operating together to one end; joint operation; concurrent effort or labor.
Cooperation (n.) The association of a number of persons for their benefit.
Co-relation (n.) Corresponding relation.
Corporation (n.) A body politic or corporate, formed and authorized by law to act as a single person, and endowed by law with the capacity of succession; a society having the capacity of transacting business as an individual.
Correlation (n.) Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of giving place to, one another, under certain conditions; as, the correlation of forces, or of zymotic diseases.
Corrivation (n.) The flowing of different streams into one.
Corrugation (n.) The act corrugating; contraction into wrinkles or alternate ridges and grooves.
Coruscation (n.) A sudden flash or play of light.
Coruscation (n.) A flash of intellectual brilliancy.
Crenelation (n.) The act of crenelating, or the state of being crenelated; an indentation or an embrasure.
Crenulation (n.) A minute crenation.
Crenulation (n.) The state of being minutely scalloped.
Crepitation (n.) The act of crepitating or crackling.
Crepitation (n.) A grating or crackling sensation or sound, as that produced by rubbing two fragments of a broken bone together, or by pressing upon cellular tissue containing air.
Crepitation (n.) A crepitant rale.
Crimination (n.) The act of accusing; accusation; charge; complaint.
Crucifixion (n.) The act of nailing or fastening a person to a cross, for the purpose of putting him to death; the use of the cross as a method of capital punishment.
Crucifixion (n.) The state of one who is nailed or fastened to a cross; death upon a cross.
Crucifixion (n.) Intense suffering or affliction; painful trial.
Culmination (n.) The attainment of the highest point of altitude reached by a heavently body; passage across the meridian; transit.
Culmination (n.) Attainment or arrival at the highest pitch of glory, power, etc.
Cultivation (n.) The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage.
Cultivation (n.) Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care.
Cultivation (n.) The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture.
Cupellation (n.) The act or process of refining gold or silver, etc., in a cupel.
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Debarkation (n.) Disembarkation.
Debellation (n.) The act of conquering or subduing.
Decantation (n.) The act of pouring off a clear liquor gently from its lees or sediment, or from one vessel into another.
Decertation (n.) Contest for mastery; contention; strife.
Declamation (n.) The act or art of declaiming; rhetorical delivery; haranguing; loud speaking in public; especially, the public recitation of speeches as an exercise in schools and colleges; as, the practice declamation by students.
Declamation (n.) A set or harangue; declamatory discourse.
Declamation (n.) Pretentious rhetorical display, with more sound than sense; as, mere declamation.
Declaration (n.) The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation; exposition; as, the declaration of an opinion; a declaration of war, etc.
Declaration (n.) That which is declared or proclaimed; announcement; distinct statement; formal expression; avowal.
Declaration (n.) The document or instrument containing such statement or proclamation; as, the Declaration of Independence (now preserved in Washington).
Declaration (n.) That part of the process in which the plaintiff sets forth in order and at large his cause of complaint; the narration of the plaintiff's case containing the count, or counts. See Count, n., 3.
Declination (n.) The act or state of bending downward; inclination; as, declination of the head.
Declination (n.) The act or state of falling off or declining from excellence or perfection; deterioration; decay; dec
Declination (n.) The act of deviating or turning aside; oblique motion; obliquity; withdrawal.
Declination (n.) The act or state of declining or refusing; withdrawal; refusal; averseness.
Declination (n.) The angular distance of any object from the celestial equator, either northward or southward.
Declination (n.) The arc of the horizon, contained between the vertical plane and the prime vertical circle, if reckoned from the east or west, or between the meridian and the plane, reckoned from the north or south.
Declination (n.) The act of inflecting a word; declension. See Dec
Decollation (n.) The act of beheading or state of one beheaded; -- especially used of the execution of St. John the Baptist.
Decollation (n.) A painting representing the beheading of a saint or martyr, esp. of St. John the Baptist.
Decurtation (n.) Act of cutting short.
Decussation (n.) Act of crossing at an acute angle, or state of being thus crossed; an intersection in the form of an X; as, the decussation of
Dedentition (n.) The shedding of teeth.
Defalcation (n.) A lopping off; a diminution; abatement; deficit. Specifically: Reduction of a claim by deducting a counterclaim; set- off.
Defalcation (n.) That which is lopped off, diminished, or abated.
Defalcation (n.) An abstraction of money, etc., by an officer or agent having it in trust; an embezzlement.
Defiliation (n.) Abstraction of a child from its parents.
Defloration (n.) The act of deflouring; as, the defloration of a virgin.
Defloration (n.) That which is chosen as the flower or choicest part; careful culling or selection.
Defoedation (n.) Defedation.
Defoliation (n.) The separation of ripened leaves from a branch or stem; the falling or shedding of the leaves.
Deformation (n.) The act of deforming, or state of anything deformed.
Deformation (n.) Transformation; change of shape.
Deglutition (n.) The act or process of swallowing food; the power of swallowing.
Degradation (n.) The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop.
Degradation (n.) The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement.
Degradation (n.) Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration.
Degradation (n.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc.
Degradation (n.) The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration.
Degradation (n.) Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole.
Degravation (a.) The act of making heavy.
Degustation (n.) Tasting; the appreciation of sapid qualities by the taste organs.
Dehortation (n.) Dissuasion; advice against something.
Dehydration (n.) The act or process of freeing from water; also, the condition of a body from which the water has been removed.
Deification (n.) The act of deifying; exaltation to divine honors; apotheosis; excessive praise.
Delactation (n.) The act of weaning.
Delapsation (n.) See Delapsion.
Delassation (n.) Fatigue.
Delectation (n.) Great pleasure; delight.
Delibration (n.) The act of stripping off the bark.
Deliquation (n.) A melting.
Demarcation (n.) The act of marking, or of ascertaining and setting a limit; separation; distinction.
Demarkation (n.) Same as Demarcation.
Dementation (n.) The act of depriving of reason; madness.
Demibastion (n.) A half bastion, or that part of a bastion consisting of one face and one flank.
Demigration (n.) Emigration.
Denigration (n.) The act of making black.
Denigration (n.) Fig.: A blackening; defamation.
Denitration (n.) A disengaging, or removal, of nitric acid.
Dentilation (n.) Dentition.
Denutrition (n.) The opposition of nutrition; the failure of nutrition causing the breaking down of tissue.
Deoxidation (n.) The act or process of reducing from the state of an oxide.
Deperdition (n.) Loss; destruction.
Deplication (n.) An unfolding, untwisting, or unplaiting.
Deploration (n.) The act of deploring or lamenting; lamentation.
Deplumation (n.) The stripping or falling off of plumes or feathers.
Deplumation (n.) A disease of the eyelids, attended with loss of the eyelashes.
Deportation (n.) The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being deported; banishment; transportation.
Depravation (n.) Detraction; depreciation.
Depravation (n.) The act of depraving, or making anything bad; the act of corrupting.
Depravation (n.) The state of being depraved or degenerated; degeneracy; depravity.
Depravation (n.) Change for the worse; deterioration; morbid perversion.
Deprecation (n.) The act of deprecating; a praying against evil; prayer that an evil may be removed or prevented; strong expression of disapprobation.
Deprecation (n.) Entreaty for pardon; petitioning.
Deprecation (n.) An imprecation or curse.
Depredation (n.) The act of depredating, or the state of being depredated; the act of despoiling or making inroads; as, the sea often makes depredation on the land.
Deprivation (n.) The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
Deprivation (n.) The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
Deprivation (n.) the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.
Deraination (n.) The act of pulling up by the roots; eradication.
Dereliction (n.) The act of leaving with an intention not to reclaim or resume; an utter forsaking abandonment.
Dereliction (n.) A neglect or omission as if by willful abandonment.
Dereliction (n.) The state of being left or abandoned.
Dereliction (n.) A retiring of the sea, occasioning a change of high-water mark, whereby land is gained.
Description (n.) The act of describing; a de
Description (n.) A sketch or account of anything in words; a portraiture or representation in language; an enumeration of the essential qualities of a thing or species.
Description (n.) A class to which a certain representation is applicable; kind; sort.
Desecration (n.) The act of desecrating; profanation; condition of anything desecrated.
Desiccation (n.) The act of desiccating, or the state of being desiccated.
Designation (n.) The act of designating; a pointing out or showing; indication.
Designation (n.) Selection and appointment for a purpose; allotment; direction.
Designation (n.) That which designates; a distinguishing mark or name; distinctive title; appellation.
Designation (n.) Use or application; import; intention; signification, as of a word or phrase.
Desperation (n.) The act of despairing or becoming desperate; a giving up of hope.
Desperation (n.) A state of despair, or utter hopeless; abandonment of hope; extreme recklessness; reckless fury.
Despumation (n.) The act of throwing up froth or scum; separation of the scum or impurities from liquids; scumming; clarification.
Destination (n.) The act of destining or appointing.
Destination (n.) Purpose for which anything is destined; predetermined end, object, or use; ultimate design.
Destination (n.) The place set for the end of a journey, or to which something is sent; place or point aimed at.
Destitution (n.) The state of being deprived of anything; the state or condition of being destitute, needy, or without resources; deficiency; lack; extreme poverty; utter want; as, the inundation caused general destitution.
Destruction (n.) The act of destroying; a tearing down; a bringing to naught; subversion; demolition; ruin; slaying; devastation.
Destruction (n.) The state of being destroyed, demolished, ruined, slain, or devastated.
Destruction (n.) A destroying agency; a cause of ruin or of devastation; a destroyer.
Deterration (n.) The uncovering of anything buried or covered with earth; a taking out of the earth or ground.
Detestation (n.) The act of detesting; extreme hatred or dislike; abhorrence; loathing.
Deturbation (n.) The act of deturbating.
Deturpation (n.) A making foul.
Devastation (n.) The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
Devastation (n.) Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.
Dialyzation (n.) The act or process of dialysis.
Diffraction (n.) The deflection and decomposition of light in passing by the edges of opaque bodies or through narrow slits, causing the appearance of parallel bands or fringes of prismatic colors, as by the action of a grating of fine
Dilaniation (n.) A rending or tearing in pieces; dilaceration.
Dimidiation (n.) The act of dimidiating or halving; the state of being dimidiate.
Diradiation (n.) The emission and diffusion of rays of light.
Discerption (n.) The act of pulling to pieces, or of separating the parts.
Disillusion (n.) The act or process of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom.
Disillusion (v. t.) To free from an illusion; to disillusionize.
Dislocation (n.) The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.
Dislocation (n.) The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations.
Dislocation (n.) The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.
Disparition (n.) Act of disappearing; disappearance.
Disposition (n.) The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man's property by will.
Disposition (n.) The state or the manner of being disposed or arranged; distribution; arrangement; order; as, the disposition of the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several parts of an edifice.
Disposition (n.) Tendency to any action or state resulting from natural constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in plants to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction.
Disposition (n.) Conscious inclination; propension or propensity.
Disposition (n.) Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind.
Disposition (n.) Mood; humor.
Disputation (v. i.) The act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy in words; verbal contest respecting the truth of some fact, opinion, proposition, or argument.
Disputation (v. i.) A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed.
Dissilition (n.) The act of bursting or springing apart.
Dissipation (n.) The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
Dissipation (n.) A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.
Dissipation (n.) A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
Dissolution (n.) The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation.
Dissolution (n.) Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting.
Dissolution (n.) Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution.
Dissolution (n.) The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership.
Dissolution (n.) The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death.
Dissolution (n.) The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction.
Dissolution (n.) The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution.
Dissolution (n.) Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin.
Dissolution (n.) Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness.
Distinction (n.) A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division.
Distinction (n.) The act of distinguishing or denoting the differences between objects, or the qualities by which one is known from others; exercise of discernment; discrimination.
Distinction (n.) That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.
Distinction (n.) Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.
Distinction (n.) Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.
Distraction (n.) The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation.
Distraction (n.) That which diverts attention; a diversion.
Distraction (n.) A diversity of direction; detachment.
Distraction (n.) State in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity.
Distraction (n.) Confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as, political distractions.
Distraction (n.) Agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair.
Distraction (n.) Derangement of the mind; madness.
Distriction (n.) Sudden display; flash; glitter.
Divulgation (n.) The act of divulging or publishing.
Dulcoration (n.) The act of sweetening.
Duplication (n.) The act of duplicating, or the state of being duplicated; a doubling; a folding over; a fold.
Duplication (n.) The act or process of dividing by natural growth or spontaneous action; as, the duplication of cartilage cells.
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Eccaleobion (n.) A contrivance for hatching eggs by artificial heat.
Edification (n.) The act of edifying, or the state of being edified; a building up, especially in a moral or spiritual sense; moral, intellectual, or spiritual improvement; instruction.
Edification (n.) A building or edifice.
Effigiation (n.) The act of forming in resemblance; an effigy.
Efformation (n.) The act of giving shape or form.
Effrenation (n.) Unbridled license; unru
Ejaculation (n.) The act of throwing or darting out with a sudden force and rapid flight.
Ejaculation (n.) The uttering of a short, sudden exclamation or prayer, or the exclamation or prayer uttered.
Ejaculation (n.) The act of ejecting or suddenly throwing, as a fluid from a duct.
Elaboration (n.) The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
Elaboration (n.) The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues.
Elapidation (n.) A clearing away of stones.
Electrition (n.) The recognition by an animal body of the electrical condition of external objects.
Elicitation (n.) The act of eliciting.
Elimination (n.) The act of expelling or throwing off
Elimination (n.) the act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances through the various emunctories.
Elimination (n.) Act of causing a quantity to disappear from an equation; especially, in the operation of deducing from several equations containing several unknown quantities a less number of equations containing a less number of unknown quantities.
Elimination (n.) The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction. [See Eliminate, 4.]
Elinguation (n.) Punishment by cutting out the tongue.
Elucidation (n.) A making clear; the act of elucidating or that which elucidates, as an explanation, an exposition, an illustration; as, one example may serve for further elucidation of the subject.
Elutriation (n.) The process of elutriating; a decanting or racking off by means of water, as finer particles from heavier.
Emaceration (n.) Emaciation.
Emaculation (n.) The act of clearing from spots.
Embarcation (n.) Same as Embarkation.
Embarkation (n.) The act of putting or going on board of a vessel; as, the embarkation of troops.
Embarkation (n.) That which is embarked; as, an embarkation of Jesuits.
Embrocation (n.) The act of moistening and rubbing a diseased part with spirit, oil, etc.
Embrocation (n.) The liquid or lotion with which an affected part is rubbed.
Enchiridion (n.) Handbook; a manual of devotions.
Encystation (n.) Encystment.
Enucleation (n.) The act of enucleating; elucidation; exposition.
Enumeration (n.) The act of enumerating, making separate mention, or recounting.
Enumeration (n.) A detailed account, in which each thing is specially noticed.
Enumeration (n.) A recapitulation, in the peroration, of the heads of an argument.
Enunciation (n.) The act of enunciating, announcing, proclaiming, or making known; open attestation; declaration; as, the enunciation of an important truth.
Enunciation (n.) Mode of utterance or pronunciation, especially as regards fullness and distinctness or articulation; as, to speak with a clear or impressive enunciation.
Enunciation (n.) That which is enunciated or announced; words in which a proposition is expressed; an announcement; a formal declaration; a statement.
Epilogation (n.) A summing up in a brief account.
Eradication (n.) The act of plucking up by the roots; a rooting out; extirpation; utter destruction.
Eradication (n.) The state of being plucked up by the roots.
Euchologion (n.) Alt. of Euchology
Evagination (n.) The act of unsheathing.
Evaporation (n.) The process by which any substance is converted from a liquid state into, and carried off in, vapor; as, the evaporation of water, of ether, of camphor.
Evaporation (n.) The transformation of a portion of a fluid into vapor, in order to obtain the fixed matter contained in it in a state of greater consistence.
Evaporation (n.) That which is evaporated; vapor.
Evaporation (n.) See Vaporization.
Eventration (n.) A tumor containing a large portion of the abdominal viscera, occasioned by relaxation of the walls of the abdomen.
Eventration (n.) A wound, of large extent, in the abdomen, through which the greater part of the intestines protrude.
Eventration (n.) The act af disemboweling.
Eventuation (n.) The act of eventuating or happening as a result; the outcome.
Evigilation (n.) A waking up or awakening.
Exacination (n.) Removal of the kernel.
Exagitation (n.) Agitation.
Examination (n.) The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment.
Examination (n.) A process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification; as, the examination of a student, or of a candidate for admission to the bar or the ministry.
Exanimation (n.) Deprivation of life or of spirits.
Exantlation (n.) Act of drawing out ; exhaustion.
Excantation (n.) Disenchantment by a countercharm.
Excarnation (n.) The act of depriving or divesting of flesh; excarnification; -- opposed to incarnation.
Exclamation (n.) A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
Exclamation (n.) A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.
Exclamation (n.) A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also exclamation point.
Excommunion () A shutting out from communion; excommunication.
Excoriation (n.) The act of excoriating or flaying, or state of being excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion.
Excoriation (n.) Stripping of possession; spoliation.
Exculpation (n.) The act of exculpating from alleged fault or crime; that which exculpates; excuse.
Exestuation (n.) A boiling up; effervescence.
Exfoliation (n.) The scaling off of a bone, a rock, or a mineral, etc.; the state of being exfoliated.
Exhortation (n.) The act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
Exhortation (n.) Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.
Exinanition (n.) An emptying; an enfeebling; exhaustion; humiliation.
Exoneration (n.) The act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation; also, the state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
Expatiation (n.) Act of expatiating.
Expectation (n.) The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen.
Expectation (n.) That which is expected or looked for.
Expectation (n.) The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come, esp. of property or rank.
Expectation (n.) The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. Expectations are computed for or against the occurrence of the event.
Expectation (n.) The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure.
Expiscation (n.) The act of expiscating; a fishing.
Explanation (n.) The act of explaining, expounding, or interpreting; the act of clearing from obscurity and making intelligible; as, the explanation of a passage in Scripture, or of a contract or treaty.
Explanation (n.) That which explains or makes clear; as, a satisfactory explanation.
Explanation (n.) The meaning attributed to anything by one who explains it; definition; interpretation; sense.
Explanation (n.) A mutual exposition of terms, meaning, or motives, with a view to adjust a misunderstanding, and reconcile differences; reconciliation; agreement; as, to come to an explanation.
Explication (n.) The act of opening, unfolding, or explaining; explanation; exposition; interpretation.
Explication (n.) The sense given by an expositor.
Exploration (n.) The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination; as, the exploration of unknown countries
Exploration (n.) physical examination.
Expoliation (n.) See Exspoliation.
Exportation (n.) The act of exporting; the act of conveying or sending commodities abroad or to another country, in the course of commerce.
Exportation (n.) Commodity exported; an export.
Exportation (n.) The act of carrying out.
Expugnation (n.) The act of taking by assault; conquest.
Expurgation (n.) The act of expurgating, purging, or cleansing; purification from anything noxious, offensive, sinful, or erroneous.
Exsiccation (n.) The act of operation of drying; evaporation or expulsion of moisture; state of being dried up; dryness.
Extenuation (n.) The act of axtenuating or the state of being extenuated; the act of making thin, slender, or lean, or of palliating; diminishing, or lessening; palliation, as of a crime; mitigation, as of punishment.
Extillation (n.) Distillation.
Extirpation (n.) The act of extirpating or rooting out, or the state of being extirpated; eradication; excision; total destruction; as, the extirpation of weeds from land, of evil from the heart, of a race of men, of heresy.
Extradition (n.) The surrender or delivery of an alleged criminal by one State or sovereignty to another having jurisdiction to try charge.
Extrication (n.) The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.
Extrication (n.) The act of sending out or evolving.
Exuperation (n.) The act of rising or coming into view.
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Fabrication (n.) The act of fabricating, framing, or constructing; construction; manufacture; as, the fabrication of a bridge, a church, or a government.
Fabrication (n.) That which is fabricated; a falsehood; as, the story is doubtless a fabrication.
Fascination (n.) The act of fascinating, bewhiching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence.
Fascination (n.) The state or condition of being fascinated.
Fascination (n.) That which fascinates; a charm; a spell.
Fecundation (n.) The act by which, either in animals or plants, material prepared by the generative organs the female organism is brought in contact with matter from the organs of the male, so that a new organism results; impregnation; fertilization.
Festination (n.) Haste; hurry.
Fibrination (n.) The state of acquiring or having an excess of fibrin.
Fidejussion (n.) The act or state of being bound as surety for another; suretyship.
Fissipation (n.) Reproduction by fission; fissiparism.
Fissuration (n.) The act of dividing or opening; the state of being fissured.
Flagitation (n.) Importunity; urgent demand.
Fluctuation (n.) A motion like that of waves; a moving in this and that direction; as, the fluctuations of the sea.
Fluctuation (n.) A wavering; unsteadiness; as, fluctuations of opinion; fluctuations of prices.
Fluctuation (n.) The motion or undulation of a fluid collected in a natural or artifical cavity, which is felt when it is subjected to pressure or percussion.
Flustration (n.) The act of flustrating; confusion; flurry.
Focillation (n.) Comfort; support.
Fomentation (n.) The act of fomenting; the application of warm, soft, medicinal substances, as for the purpose of easing pain, by relaxing the skin, or of discussing tumors.
Fomentation (n.) The lotion applied to a diseased part.
Fomentation (n.) Excitation; instigation; encouragement.
Forcipation (n.) Torture by pinching with forceps or pinchers.
Formication (n.) A sensation resembling that made by the creeping of ants on the skin.
Formulation (n.) The act, process, or result of formulating or reducing to a formula.
Fornication (n.) Unlawful sexual intercourse on the part of an unmarried person; the act of such illicit sexual intercourse between a man and a woman as does not by law amount to adultery.
Fornication (n.) Adultery.
Fornication (n.) Incest.
Fornication (n.) Idolatry.
Fructuation (n.) Produce; fruit.
Frustration (n.) The act of frustrating; disappointment; defeat; as, the frustration of one's designs
Fulguration (n.) The act of lightening.
Fulguration (n.) The sudden brightening of a fused globule of gold or silver, when the last film of the oxide of lead or copper leaves its surface; -- also called blick.
Fulmination (n.) The act of fulminating or exploding; detonation.
Fulmination (n.) The act of thundering forth threats or censures, as with authority.
Fulmination (n.) That which is fulminated or thundered forth; vehement menace or censure.
Furfuration (n.) Falling of scurf from the head; desquamation.
Fustigation (n.) A punishment by beating with a stick or club; cudgeling.
Gemmulation (n.) See Gemmation.
Germination (n.) The process of germinating; the beginning of vegetation or growth in a seed or plant; the first development of germs, either animal or vegetable.
Glomeration (n.) The act of forming or gathering into a ball or round mass; the state of being gathered into a ball; conglomeration.
Glomeration (n.) That which is formed into a ball; a ball.
Glutination (n.) The act of uniting with glue; sticking together.
Granulation (n.) The act or process of forming or crystallizing into grains; as, the granulation of powder and sugar.
Granulation (n.) The state of being granulated.
Granulation (n.) One of the small, red, grainlike prominences which form on a raw surface (that of wounds or ulcers), and are the efficient agents in the process of healing.
Granulation (n.) The act or process of the formation of such prominences.
Gratulation (n.) The act of gratulating or felicitating; congratulation.
Gravidation (n.) Gravidity.
Gravitation (n.) The act of gravitating.
Gravitation (n.) That species of attraction or force by which all bodies or particles of matter in the universe tend toward each other; called also attraction of gravitation, universal gravitation, and universal gravity. See Attraction, and Weight.
Gubernation (n.) The act of governing; government
Habituation (n.) The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.
Harioiation (n.) Prognostication; soothsaying.
Hemisection (n.) A division along the mesial plane; also, one of the parts so divided.
Hibernation (n.) The act or state of hibernating.
Honestation (n.) The act of honesting; grace; adornment.
Humectation (n.) A moistening.
Humiliation (n.) The act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification.
Humiliation (n.) The state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to low
Hybernation () See Hibernacle, Hibernate, Hibernation.
Ideo-motion (n.) An ideo-motor movement.
Illiquation (n.) The melting or dissolving of one thing into another.
Imagination (n.) The imagine-making power of the mind; the power to create or reproduce ideally an object of sense previously perceived; the power to call up mental imagines.
Imagination (n.) The representative power; the power to reconstruct or recombine the materials furnished by direct apprehension; the complex faculty usually termed the plastic or creative power; the fancy.
Imagination (n.) The power to recombine the materials furnished by experience or memory, for the accomplishment of an elevated purpose; the power of conceiving and expressing the ideal.
Imagination (n.) A mental image formed by the action of the imagination as a faculty; a conception; a notion.
Imbrication (n.) An overlapping of the edges, like that of tiles or shingles; hence, intricacy of structure; also, a pattern or decoration representing such a structure.
Immigration (n.) The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country for the purpose of permanent residence.
Impartation (n.) The act of imparting, or the thing imparted.
Impastation (n.) The act of making into paste; that which is formed into a paste or mixture; specifically, a combination of different substances by means of cements.
Impetration (n.) The act of impetrating, or obtaining by petition or entreaty.
Impetration (n.) The obtaining of benefice from Rome by solicitation, which benefice belonged to the disposal of the king or other lay patron of the realm.
Implication (n.) The act of implicating, or the state of being implicated.
Implication (n.) An implying, or that which is implied, but not expressed; an inference, or something which may fairly be understood, though not expressed in words.
Imploration (n.) The act of imploring; earnest supplication.
Importation (v. t.) The act of carrying, conveying, or delivering.
Importation (v. t.) The act or practice of importing, or bringing into a country or state; -- opposed to exportation.
Importation (v. t.) That which is imported; commodities or wares introduced into a country from abroad.
Imprecation (n.) The act of imprecating, or invoking evil upon any one; a prayer that a curse or calamity may fall on any one; a curse.
Imprecision (n.) Want of precision.
Improbation (n.) The act of disapproving; disapprobation.
Improbation (n.) The act by which falsehood and forgery are proved; an action brought for the purpose of having some instrument declared false or forged.
Improvision (n.) Improvidence.
Impugnation (n.) Act of impugning; opposition; attack.
Inactuation (n.) Operation.
Inanimation (n.) Want of animation; lifeless; dullness.
Inanimation (n.) Infusion of life or vigor; animation; inspiration.
Inattention (n.) Want of attention, or failure to pay attention; disregard; heedlessness; neglect.
Incantation (n.) The act or process of using formulas sung or spoken, with occult ceremonies, for the purpose of raising spirits, producing enchantment, or affecting other magical results; enchantment.
Incantation (n.) A formula of words used as above.
Incarnation (n.) The act of clothing with flesh, or the state of being so clothed; the act of taking, or being manifested in, a human body and nature.
Incarnation (n.) The union of the second person of the Godhead with manhood in Christ.
Incarnation (n.) An incarnate form; a personification; a manifestation; a reduction to apparent from; a striking exemplification in person or act.
Incarnation (n.) A rosy or red color; flesh color; carnation.
Incarnation (n.) The process of healing wounds and filling the part with new flesh; granulation.
Incensation (n.) The offering of incense.
Inclamation (n.) Exclamation.
Inconfusion (n.) Freedom from confusion; distinctness.
Incremation (n.) Burning; esp., the act of burning a dead body; cremation.
Increpation (n.) A chiding; rebuke; reproof.
Inculcation (n.) A teaching and impressing by frequent repetitions.
Inculpation (n.) Blame; censure; crimination.
Incumbition (n.) Incubation.
Incurvation (n.) The act of bending, or curving.
Incurvation (n.) The state of being bent or curved; curvature.
Incurvation (n.) The act of bowing, or bending the body, in respect or reverence.
Indentation (n.) The act of indenting or state of being indented.
Indentation (n.) A notch or recess, in the margin or border of anything; as, the indentations of a leaf, of the coast, etc.
Indentation (n.) A recess or sharp depression in any surface.
Indentation (n.) The act of beginning a
Indentation (n.) The measure of the distance; as, an indentation of one em, or of two ems.
Indigestion (n.) Lack of proper digestive action; a failure of the normal changes which food should undergo in the alimentary canal; dyspepsia; incomplete or difficult digestion.
Indignation (n.) The feeling excited by that which is unworthy, base, or disgraceful; anger mingled with contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.
Indignation (n.) The effect of anger; punishment.
Indirection (n.) Oblique course or means; dishonest practices; indirectness.
Indorsation (n.) Indorsement.
Inebriation (n.) The condition of being inebriated; intoxication; figuratively, deprivation of sense and judgment by anything that exhilarates, as success.
Inexecution (n.) Neglect of execution; nonperformance; as, the inexecution of a treaty.
Inextension (n.) Want of extension; unextended state.
Infatuation (n.) The act of infatuating; the state of being infatuated; folly; that which infatuates.
Infeodation (n.) See Infeudation.
Infeudation (n.) The act of putting one in possession of an estate in fee.
Infeudation (n.) The granting of tithes to laymen.
Information (v. t.) The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.
Information (v. t.) News, advice, or knowledge, communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction.
Infurcation (n.) A forked exlpansion or divergence; a bifurcation; a branching.
Infuscation (n.) The act of darkening, or state of being dark; darkness; obscurity.
Ingannation (n.) Cheat; deception.
Innervation (n.) The act of innerving or stimulating.
Innervation (n.) Special activity excited in any part of the nervous system or in any organ of sense or motion; the nervous influence necessary for the maintenance of life,and the functions of the various organs.
Innervation (n.) The distribution of nerves in an animal, or to any of its parts.
Innutrition (n.) Want of nutrition; failure of nourishment.
Inoculation (n.) The act or art of inoculating trees or plants.
Inoculation (n.) The act or practice of communicating a disease to a person in health, by inserting contagious matter in his skin or flesh.
Inoculation (n.) Fig.: The communication of principles, especially false principles, to the mind.
Inoperation (n.) Agency; influence; production of effects.
Inquination (n.) A defiling; pollution; stain.
Inquisition (n.) The act of inquiring; inquiry; search; examination; inspection; investigation.
Inquisition (n.) Judicial inquiry; official examination; inquest.
Inquisition (n.) The finding of a jury, especially such a finding under a writ of inquiry.
Inquisition (n.) A court or tribunal for the examination and punishment of heretics, fully established by Pope Gregory IX. in 1235. Its operations were chiefly confined to Spain, Portugal, and their dependencies, and a part of Italy.
Inquisition (v. t.) To make inquisistion concerning; to inquire into.
Inscription (n.) The act or process of inscribing.
Inscription (n.) That which is inscribed; something written or engraved; especially, a word or words written or engraved on a solid substance for preservation or public inspection; as, inscriptions on monuments, pillars, coins, medals, etc.
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Inscription (n.) An address, consignment, or informal dedication, as of a book to a person, as a mark of respect or an invitation of patronage.
Insculption (n.) Inscription.
Insectation (n.) The act of pursuing; pursuit; harassment; persecution.
Insiccation (n.) The act or process of drying in.
Insinuation (n.) The act or process of insinuating; a creeping, winding, or flowing in.
Insinuation (n.) The act of gaining favor, affection, or influence, by gentle or artful means; -- formerly used in a good sense, as of friendly influence or interposition.
Insinuation (n.) The art or power of gaining good will by a prepossessing manner.
Insinuation (n.) That which is insinuated; a hint; a suggestion or intimation by distant allusion; as, slander may be conveyed by insinuations.
Inspecttion (n.) The act or process of inspecting or looking at carefully; a strict or prying examination; close or careful scrutiny; investigation.
Inspecttion (n.) The act of overseeing; official examination or superintendence.
Inspiration (n.) The act of inspiring or breathing in; breath; specif. (Physiol.), the drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm; -- the opposite of expiration.
Inspiration (n.) The act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc.
Inspiration (n.) A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.
Instigation (n.) The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; esp. to evil or wickedness.
Instinction (n.) Instinct; incitement; inspiration.
Institution (n.) The act or process of instituting; as: (a) Establishment; foundation; enactment; as, the institution of a school.
Institution (n.) Instruction; education.
Institution (n.) The act or ceremony of investing a clergyman with the spiritual part of a benefice, by which the care of souls is committed to his charge.
Institution (n.) That which instituted or established
Institution (n.) Established order, method, or custom; enactment; ordinance; permanent form of law or polity.
Institution (n.) Anything forming a characteristic and persistent feature in social or national life or habits.
Institution (n.) That which institutes or instructs; a textbook; a system of elements or rules; an institute.
Instruction (n.) The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information.
Instruction (n.) That which instructs, or with which one is instructed; the intelligence or information imparted
Instruction (n.) Precept; information; teachings.
Instruction (n.) Direction; order; command.
Insuccation (n.) The act of soaking or moistening; maceration; solution in the juice of herbs.
Insultation (n.) The act of insulting; abusive or insolent treatment; insult.
Insultation (n.) Exultation.
Integration (n.) The act or process of making whole or entire.
Integration (n.) The operation of finding the primitive function which has a given function for its differential coefficient. See Integral.
Integration (n.) In the theory of evolution: The process by which the manifold is compacted into the relatively simple and permanent. It is supposed to alternate with differentiation as an agent in development.
Intensation (n.) The act or process of intensifying; intensification; climax.
Intentation (n.) Intention.
Interaction (n.) Intermediate action.
Interaction (n.) Mutual or reciprocal action or influence; as, the interaction of the heart and lungs on each other.
Interfusion (n.) The act of interfusing, or the state of being interfused.
Internecion (n.) Mutual slaughter or destruction; massacre.
Intrafusion (n.) The act of pouring into a vessel; specif. (Med.), the operation of introducing a substance into a blood vessel; as, intrafusion of blood.
Intrication (n.) Entanglement.
Inusitation (n.) Want of use; disuse.
Irradiation (n.) Act of irradiating, or state of being irradiated.
Irradiation (n.) Illumination; irradiance; brilliancy.
Irradiation (n.) Fig.: Mental light or illumination.
Irremission (n.) Refusal of pardon.
Irretention (n.) Want of retaining power; forgetfulness.
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Jactitation (n.) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another's right; false claim.
Jactitation (n.) A frequent tossing or moving of the body; restlessness, as in delirium.
Judaization (n.) The act of Judaizing; a conforming to the Jewish religion or ritual.
Labefaction (n.) The act of labefying or making weak; the state of being weakened; decay; ruin.
Lamentation (n.) The act of bewailing; audible expression of sorrow; wailing; moaning.
Lamentation (n.) A book of the Old Testament attributed to the prophet Jeremiah, and taking its name from the nature of its contents.
Lancination (n.) A tearing; laceration.
Lapillation (n.) The state of being, or the act of making, stony.
Legislation (n.) The act of legislating; preparation and enactment of laws; the laws enacted.
Liquidation (n.) The act or process of liquidating; the state of being liquidated.
Lixiviation (n.) Lixiviating; the process of separating a soluble substance form one that is insoluble, by washing with some solvent, as water; leaching.
Lubrication (n.) The act of lubricating; the act of making slippery.
Lucubration (n.) The act of lucubrating, or studying by candlelight; nocturnal study; meditation.
Lucubration (n.) That which is composed by night; that which is produced by meditation in retirement; hence (loosely) any literary composition.
Luxuriation (n.) The act or process luxuriating.
Machination (n.) The act of machinating.
Machination (n.) That which is devised; a device; a hostile or treacherous scheme; an artful design or plot.
Madefaction (n.) Alt. of Madefication
Malediction (n.) A proclaiming of evil against some one; a cursing; imprecation; a curse or execration; -- opposed to benediction.
Malefaction (n.) A crime; an offense; an evil deed.
Malposition (n.) A wrong position.
Mancipation (n.) Slavery; involuntary servitude.
Manducation (n.) The act of chewing.
Manuduction (n.) Guidance by the hand.
Manumission (n.) The act of manumitting, or of liberating a slave from bondage.
Marmoration (n.) A covering or incrusting with marble; a casing of marble; a variegating so as to resemble marble.
Mastication (n.) The act or operation of masticating; chewing, as of food.
Materiation (n.) Act of forming matter.
Melioration (n.) The act or operation of meliorating, or the state of being meliorated; improvement.
Mendication (n.) The act or practice of begging; beggary; mendicancy.
Menostation (n.) Same as Menostasis.
Mensuration (n.) The act, process, or art, of measuring.
Mensuration (n.) That branch of applied geometry which gives rules for finding the length of
Metacromion (n.) A process projecting backward and downward from the acromion of the scapula of some mammals.
Micturition (n.) The act of voiding urine; also, a morbidly frequent passing of the urine, in consequence of disease.
Miscitation (n.) Erroneous citation.
Misdevotion (n.) Mistaken devotion.
Misdivision (n.) Wrong division.
Misrelation (n.) Erroneous relation or narration.
Misreligion (n.) False religion.
Molestation (n.) The act of molesting, or the state of being molested; disturbance; annoyance.
Monstration (n.) The act of demonstrating; proof.
Mordication (n.) The act of biting or corroding; corrosion.
Morsitation (n.) The act of biting or gnawing.
Mouillation (n.) The act of uttering the sound of a mouille letter.
Murmuration (n.) The act of murmuring; a murmur.
Musculation (n.) The muscular system of an animal, or of any of its parts.
Mussitation (n.) A speaking in a low tone; mumbling.
Negotiation (n.) The act or process of negotiating; a treating with another respecting sale or purchase. etc.
Negotiation (n.) Hence, mercantile business; trading.
Negotiation (n.) The transaction of business between nations; the mutual intercourse of governments by diplomatic agents, in making treaties, composing difference, etc.; as, the negotiations at Ghent.
Nervimotion (n.) The movement caused in the sensory organs by external agents and transmitted to the muscles by the nerves.
Nictitation (n.) The act of winking.
Noncohesion (n.) Want of cohesion.
Nonelection (n.) Failure of election.
Nonsolution (n.) Failure of solution or explanation.
Nummulation (n.) The arrangement of the red blood corpuscles in rouleaux, like piles of coins, as when a drop of human blood is examined under the microscope.
Nuncupation (n.) The act of nuncupating.
Nundination (n.) Traffic at fairs; marketing; buying and selling.
Nutrication (n.) The act or manner of feeding.
Obdormition (n.) Sleep.
Obfirmation (n.) Hardness of heart; obduracy.
Obfuscation (n.) The act of darkening or bewildering; the state of being darkened.
Objurgation (n.) The act of objurgating; reproof.
Oblatration (n.) The act of oblatrating; a barking or snarling.
Oblectation (n.) The act of pleasing highly; the state of being greatly pleased; delight.
Obliquation (n.) The act of becoming oblique; a turning to one side; obliquity; as, the obliquation of the eyes.
Obliquation (n.) Deviation from moral rectitude.
Obluctation (n.) A struggle against; resistance; opposition.
Obscuration (v. t.) The act or operation of obscuring; the state of being obscured; as, the obscuration of the moon in an eclipse.
Obsecration (n.) The act of obsecrating or imploring; as, the obsecrations of the Litany, being those clauses beginning with "By."
Obsecration (n.) A figure of speech in which the orator implores the assistance of God or man.
Observation (n.) The act or the faculty of observing or taking notice; the act of seeing, or of fixing the mind upon, anything.
Observation (n.) The result of an act, or of acts, of observing; view; reflection; conclusion; judgment.
Observation (n.) Hence: An expression of an opinion or judgment upon what one has observed; a remark.
Observation (n.) Performance of what is prescribed; adherence in practice; observance.
Observation (n.) The act of recognizing and noting some fact or occurrence in nature, as an aurora, a corona, or the structure of an animal.
Observation (n.) The information so acquired.
Obsignation (n.) The act of sealing or ratifying; the state of being sealed or confirmed; confirmation, as by the Holy Spirit.
Obstination (n.) Obstinacy; stubbornness.
Obstipation (n.) The act of stopping up, as a passage.
Obstipation (n.) Extreme constipation.
Obstriction (n.) The state of being constrained, bound, or obliged; that which constrains or obliges; obligation; bond.
Obstruction (n.) The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.
Obstruction (n.) That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.
Obstruction (n.) The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.
Obtestation (n.) The act of obtesting; supplication; protestation.
Obumbration (n.) Act of darkening or obscuring.
Occultation (n.) The hiding of a heavenly body from sight by the intervention of some other of the heavenly bodies; -- applied especially to eclipses of stars and planets by the moon, and to the eclipses of satellites of planets by their primaries.
Occultation (n.) Fig.: The state of being occult.
Oestruation (n.) The state of being under oestrual influence, or of having sexual desire.
Offuscation () See Obfuscate, Obfuscation.
Opitulation (n.) The act of helping or aiding; help.
Oppugnation (n.) Opposition.
Orchestrion (n.) A large music box imitating a variety of orchestral instruments.
Orientation (n.) The act or process of orientating; determination of the points of the compass, or the east point, in taking bearings.
Orientation (n.) The tendency of a revolving body, when suspended in a certain way, to bring the axis of rotation into parallelism with the earth's axis.
Orientation (n.) An aspect or fronting to the east; especially (Arch.), the placing of a church so that the chancel, containing the altar toward which the congregation fronts in worship, will be on the east end.
Orientation (n.) Fig.: A return to first principles; an orderly arrangement.
Origination (n.) The act or process of bringing or coming into existence; first production.
Origination (n.) Mode of production, or bringing into being.
Oscillation (n.) The act of oscillating; a swinging or moving backward and forward, like a pendulum; vibration.
Oscillation (n.) Fluctuation; variation; change back and forth.
Ostentation (n.) The act of ostentating or of making an ambitious display; unnecessary show; pretentious parade; -- usually in a detractive sense.
Ostentation (n.) A show or spectacle.
Oviposition (n.) The depositing of eggs, esp. by insects.
Oxygenation (n.) The act or process of combining or of treating with oxygen; oxidation.
Ozonization (n.) Ozonation.
Palpitation (n.) A rapid pulsation; a throbbing; esp., an abnormal, rapid beating of the heart as when excited by violent exertion, strong emotion, or by disease.
Parentation (n.) Something done or said in honor of the dead; obsequies.
Parturition (n.) The act of bringing forth, or being delivered of, young; the act of giving birth; delivery; childbirth.
Parturition (n.) That which is brought forth; a birth.
Patefaction (n.) The act of opening, disclosing, or manifesting; open declaration.
Pectination (n.) The state of being pectinated; that which is pectinated.
Pectination (n.) The act of combing; the combing of the head.
Pectination (n.) Comblike toothing.
Penetration (n.) The act or process of penetrating, piercing, or entering; also, the act of mentally penetrating into, or comprehending, anything difficult.
Penetration (n.) Acuteness; insight; sharp discoverment; sagacity; as, a person of singular penetration.
Peragration (n.) The act or state of passing through any space; as, the peragration of the moon in her monthly revolution.
Percolation (n.) The act or process of percolating, or filtering; filtration; straining. Specifically (Pharm.), the process of exhausting the virtues of a powdered drug by letting a liquid filter slowly through it.
Perduellion (n.) Treason.
Perduration (n.) Long continuance.
Pererration (n.) A wandering, or rambling, through various places.
Perforation (n.) The act of perforating, or of boring or piercing through.
Perforation (n.) A hole made by boring or piercing; an aperture.
Peristerion (n.) The herb vervain (Verbena officinalis).
Permutation (n.) The act of permuting; exchange of the thing for another; mutual transference; interchange.
Permutation (n.) The arrangement of any determinate number of things, as units, objects, letters, etc., in all possible orders, one after the other; -- called also alternation. Cf. Combination, n., 4.
Permutation (n.) Any one of such possible arrangements.
Permutation (n.) Barter; exchange.
Perpotation (n.) The act of drinking excessively; a drinking bout.
Persecution (n.) The act or practice of persecuting; especially, the infliction of loss, pain, or death for adherence to a particular creed or mode of worship.
Persecution (n.) The state or condition of being persecuted.
Persecution (n.) A carrying on; prosecution.
Personation (n.) The act of personating, or conterfeiting the person or character of another.
Pestilation (n.) The act of pounding and bruising with a pestle in a mortar.
Pignoration (n.) The act of pledging or pawning.
Pignoration (n.) The taking of cattle doing damage, by way of pledge, till satisfaction is made.
Ponderation (n.) The act of weighing.
Postulation (n.) The act of postulating, or that which is postulated; assumption; solicitation; suit; cause.
Predication (n.) The act of predicating, or of affirming one thing of another; affirmation; assertion.
Predication (n.) Preaching.
Preelection (n.) Election beforehand.
Prefinition (n.) Previous limitation.
Prelibation (n.) A tasting beforehand, or by anticipation; a foretaste; as, a prelibation of heavenly bliss.
Prelibation (n.) A pouring out, or libation, before tasting.
Premonition (n.) Previous warning, notice, or information; forewarning; as, a premonition of danger.
Premunition (n.) The act of fortifying or guarding against objections.
Preparation (n.) The act of preparing or fitting beforehand for a particular purpose, use, service, or condition; previous arrangement or adaptation; a making ready; as, the preparation of land for a crop of wheat; the preparation of troops for a campaign.
Preparation (n.) The state of being prepared or made ready; preparedness; readiness; fitness; as, a nation in good preparation for war.
Preparation (n.) That which makes ready, prepares the way, or introduces; a preparatory act or measure.
Preparation (n.) That which is prepared, made, or compounded by a certain process or for a particular purpose; a combination. Specifically: (a) Any medicinal substance fitted for use. (b) Anything treated for preservation or examination as a specimen. (c) Something prepared for use in cookery.
Preparation (n.) An army or fleet.
Preparation (n.) The holding over of a note from one chord into the next chord, where it forms a temporary discord, until resolved in the chord that follows; the anticipation of a discordant note in the preceding concord, so that the ear is prepared for the shock. See Suspension.
Preparation (n.) Accomplishment; qualification.
Preposition (n.) A proposition; an exposition; a discourse.
Presumption (n.) The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete proof.
Presumption (n.) Ground for presuming; evidence probable, but not conclusive; strong probability; reasonable supposition; as, the presumption is that an event has taken place.
Presumption (n.) That which is presumed or assumed; that which is supposed or believed to be real or true, on evidence that is probable but not conclusive.
Presumption (n.) The act of venturing beyond due beyond due bounds; an overstepping of the bounds of reverence, respect, or courtesy; forward, overconfident, or arrogant opinion or conduct; presumptuousness; arrogance; effrontery.
Preterition (n.) The act of passing, or going past; the state of being past.
Preterition (n.) A figure by which, in pretending to pass over anything, a summary mention of it is made; as, "I will not say, he is valiant, he is learned, he is just." Called also paraleipsis.
Preterition (n.) The omission by a testator of some one of his heirs who is entitled to a portion.
Procreation (n.) The act of begetting; generation and production of young.
Procuration (n.) The act of procuring; procurement.
Procuration (n.) The management of another's affairs.
Procuration (n.) The instrument by which a person is empowered to transact the affairs of another; a proxy.
Procuration (n.) A sum of money paid formerly to the bishop or archdeacon, now to the ecclesiastical commissioners, by an incumbent, as a commutation for entertainment at the time of visitation; -- called also proxy.
Profanation (v. t.) The act of violating sacred things, or of treating them with contempt or irreverence; irreverent or too familiar treatment or use of what is sacred; desecration; as, the profanation of the Sabbath; the profanation of a sanctuary; the profanation of the name of God.
Profanation (v. t.) The act of treating with abuse or disrespect, or with undue publicity, or lack of delicacy.
Progression (n.) The act of moving forward; a proceeding in a course; motion onward.
Progression (n.) Course; passage; lapse or process of time.
Progression (n.) Regular or proportional advance in increase or decrease of numbers; continued proportion, arithmetical, geometrical, or harmonic.
Progression (n.) A regular succession of tones or chords; the movement of the parts in harmony; the order of the modulations in a piece from key to key.
Prohibition (n.) The act of prohibiting; a declaration or injunction forbidding some action; interdict.
Prohibition (n.) Specifically, the forbidding by law of the sale of alcoholic liquors as beverages.
Promanation (n.) The act of flowing forth; emanation; efflux.
Propagation (n.) The act of propagating; continuance or multiplication of the kind by generation or successive production; as, the propagation of animals or plants.
Propagation (n.) The spreading abroad, or extension, of anything; diffusion; dissemination; as, the propagation of sound; the propagation of the gospel.
Properation (n.) The act of hastening; haste.
Propination (n.) The act of pledging, or drinking first, and then offering the cup to another.
Proposition (n.) The act of setting or placing before; the act of offering.
Proposition (n.) That which is proposed; that which is offered, as for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; a proposal; as, the enemy made propositions of peace; his proposition was not accepted.
Proposition (n.) A statement of religious doctrine; an article of faith; creed; as, the propositions of Wyclif and Huss.
Proposition (n.) A complete sentence, or part of a sentence consisting of a subject and predicate united by a copula; a thought expressed or propounded in language; a from of speech in which a predicate is affirmed or denied of a subject; as, snow is white.
Proposition (n.) A statement in terms of a truth to be demonstrated, or of an operation to be performed.
Proposition (n.) That which is offered or affirmed as the subject of the discourse; anything stated or affirmed for discussion or illustration.
Proposition (n.) The part of a poem in which the author states the subject or matter of it.
Prorogation (n.) The act of counting in duration; prolongation.
Prorogation (n.) The act of proroguing; the ending of the session of Parliament, and postponing of its business, by the command of the sovereign.
Prosecution (n.) The act or process of prosecuting, or of endeavoring to gain or accomplish something; pursuit by efforts of body or mind; as, the prosecution of a scheme, plan, design, or undertaking; the prosecution of war.
Prosecution (n.) The institution and carrying on of a suit in a court of law or equity, to obtain some right, or to redress and punish some wrong; the carrying on of a judicial proceeding in behalf of a complaining party, as distinguished from defense.
Prosecution (n.) The institution, or commencement, and continuance of a criminal suit; the process of exhibiting formal charges against an offender before a legal tribunal, and pursuing them to final judgment on behalf of the state or government, as by indictment or information.
Prosecution (n.) The party by whom criminal proceedings are instituted.
Prospection (n.) The act of looking forward, or of providing for future wants; foresight.
Prostration (n.) The act of prostrating, throwing down, or laying fiat; as, the prostration of the body.
Prostration (n.) The act of falling down, or of bowing in humility or adoration; primarily, the act of falling on the face, but usually applied to kneeling or bowing in reverence and worship.
Prostration (n.) The condition of being prostrate; great depression; lowness; dejection; as, a postration of spirits.
Prostration (n.) A latent, not an exhausted, state of the vital energies; great oppression of natural strength and vigor.
Protraction (n.) A drawing out, or continuing; the act of delaying the termination of a thing; prolongation; continuance; delay; as, the protraction of a debate.
Protraction (n.) The act or process of making a plot on paper.
Protraction (n.) A plot on paper.
Provocation (n.) The act of provoking, or causing vexation or, anger.
Provocation (n.) That which provokes, or excites anger; the cause of resentment; as, to give provocation.
Provocation (n.) Incitement; stimulus; as, provocation to mirth.
Provocation (n.) Such prior insult or injury as may be supposed, under the circumstances, to create hot blood, and to excuse an assault made in retort or redress.
Provocation (n.) An appeal to a court. [A Latinism]
Publication (n.) The act of publishing or making known; notification to the people at large, either by words, writing, or printing; proclamation; divulgation; promulgation; as, the publication of the law at Mount Sinai; the publication of the gospel; the publication of statutes or edicts.
Publication (n.) The act of offering a book, pamphlet, engraving, etc., to the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution.
Publication (n.) That which is published or made known; especially, any book, pamphlet, etc., offered for sale or to public notice; as, a daily or monthly publication.
Publication (n.) An act done in public.
Pullulation (n.) A germinating, or budding.
Punctuation (n.) The act or art of punctuating or pointing a writing or discourse; the art or mode of dividing literary composition into sentences, and members of a sentence, by means of points, so as to elucidate the author's meaning.
Pustulation (n.) The act of producing pustules; the state of being pustulated.
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Quiritation (n.) A crying for help.
Rapscallion (n.) A rascal; a good-for-nothing fellow.
Rarefaction (n.) The act or process of rarefying; the state of being rarefied; -- opposed to condensation; as, the rarefaction of air.
Readmission (n.) The act of admitting again, or the state of being readmitted; as, the readmission of fresh air into an exhausted receiver; the readmission of a student into a seminary.
Realization (n.) The act of realizing, or the state of being realized.
Reanimation (n.) The act or operation of reanimating, or the state of being reanimated; reinvigoration; revival.
Reapportion (v. t.) To apportion again.
Reascension (n.) The act of reascending; a remounting.
Reassertion (n.) A second or renewed assertion of the same thing.
Rebullition (n.) The act of boiling up or effervescing.
Recantation (n.) The act of recanting; a declaration that contradicts a former one; that which is thus asserted in contradiction; retraction.
Reclamation (n.) The act or process of reclaiming.
Reclamation (n.) Representation made in opposition; remonstrance.
Reclination (n.) The act of leaning or reclining, or the state of being rec
Reclination (n.) The angle which the plane of the dial makes with a vertical plane which it intersects in a horizontal
Reclination (n.) The act or process of removing a cataract, by applying the needle to its anterior surface, and depressing it into the vitreous humor in such a way that the front surface of the cataract becomes the upper one and its back surface the lower one.
Recognition (n.) The act of recognizing, or the state of being recognized; acknowledgment; formal avowal; knowledge confessed or avowed; notice.
Recordation (v. t.) Remembrance; recollection; also, a record.
Re-creation (n.) A forming anew; a new creation or formation.
Recurvation (n.) The act of recurving, or the state of being recurved; a bending or flexure backward.
Redargution (n.) The act of redarguing; refutation.
Re-demption (n.) The act of redeeming, or the state of being redeemed; repurchase; ransom; release; rescue; deliverance; as, the redemption of prisoners taken in war; the redemption of a ship and cargo.
Re-demption (n.) The liberation of an estate from a mortgage, or the taking back of property mortgaged, upon performance of the terms or conditions on which it was conveyed; also, the right of redeeming and reentering upon an estate mortgaged. See Equity of redemption, under Equity.
Re-demption (n.) Performance of the obligation stated in a note, bill, bond, or other evidence of debt, by making payment to the holder.
Re-demption (n.) The procuring of God's favor by the sufferings and death of Christ; the ransom or deliverance of sinners from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law.
Redhibition (n.) The annulling of a sale, and the return by the buyer of the article sold, on account of some defect.
Reexpulsion (n.) Renewed or repeated expulsion.
Reformation (n.) The act of reforming, or the state of being reformed; change from worse to better; correction or amendment of life, manners, or of anything vicious or corrupt; as, the reformation of manners; reformation of the age; reformation of abuses.
Reformation (n.) Specifically (Eccl. Hist.), the important religious movement commenced by Luther early in the sixteenth century, which resulted in the formation of the various Protestant churches.
Refrenation (v. t.) The act of refraining.
Refrication (n.) A rubbing up afresh; a brightening.
Reinsertion (n.) The act of reinserting.
Reinstation (n.) Reinstatement.
Reiteration (n.) The act of reiterating; that which is reiterated.
Reluctation (n.) Repugnance; resistance; reluctance.
Remigration (n.) Migration back to the place from which one came.
Repartotion (n.) Another, or an additional, separation into parts.
Replication (n.) An answer; a reply.
Replication (n.) The reply of the plaintiff, in matters of fact, to the defendant's plea.
Replication (n.) Return or repercussion, as of sound; echo.
Replication (n.) A repetition; a copy.
Reprobation (n.) The act of reprobating; the state of being reprobated; strong disapproval or censure.
Reprobation (n.) The predestination of a certain number of the human race as reprobates, or objects of condemnation and punishment.
Repudiation (n.) The act of repudiating, or the state of being repuddiated; as, the repudiation of a doctrine, a wife, a debt, etc.
Repudiation (n.) One who favors repudiation, especially of a public debt.
Requisition (n.) The act of requiring, as of right; a demand or application made as by authority.
Requisition (n.) A formal demand made by one state or government upon another for the surrender or extradition of a fugitive from justice.
Requisition (n.) A notarial demand of a debt.
Requisition (n.) A demand by the invader upon the people of an invaded country for supplies, as of provision, forage, transportation, etc.
Requisition (n.) A formal application by one officer to another for things needed in the public service; as, a requisition for clothing, troops, or money.
Requisition (n.) That which is required by authority; especially, a quota of supplies or necessaries.
Requisition (n.) A written or normal call; an invitation; a summons; as, a reqisition for a public meeting.
Requisition (v. t.) To make a reqisition on or for; as, to requisition a district for forage; to requisition troops.
Requisition (v. t.) To present a requisition to; to summon request; as, to requisition a person to be a candidate.
Rescription (n.) A writing back; the answering of a letter.
Reservation (n.) The act of reserving, or keeping back; concealment, or withholding from disclosure; reserve.
Reservation (n.) Something withheld, either not expressed or disclosed, or not given up or brought forward.
Reservation (n.) A tract of the public land reserved for some special use, as for schools, for the use of Indians, etc.
Reservation (n.) The state of being reserved, or kept in store.
Reservation (n.) A clause in an instrument by which some new thing is reserved out of the thing granted, and not in esse before.
Reservation (n.) A proviso.
Reservation (n.) The portion of the sacramental elements reserved for purposes of devotion and for the communion of the absent and sick.
Reservation (n.) A term of canon law, which signifies that the pope reserves to himself appointment to certain benefices.
Resignation (n.) The act of resigning or giving up, as a claim, possession, office, or the like; surrender; as, the resignation of a crown or comission.
Resignation (n.) The state of being resigned or submissive; quiet or patient submission; unresisting acquiescence; as, resignation to the will and providence of God.
Respiration (n.) The act of respiring or breathing again, or catching one's breath.
Respiration (n.) Relief from toil or suffering: rest.
Respiration (n.) Interval; intermission.
Respiration (n.) The act of resping or breathing; the act of taking in and giving out air; the aggregate of those processes bu which oxygen is introduced into the system, and carbon dioxide, or carbonic acid, removed.
Restinction (n.) Act of quenching or extingishing.
Restitution (v.) The act of restoring anything to its rightful owner, or of making good, or of giving an equivalent for any loss, damage, or injury; indemnification.
Restitution (v.) That which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroved; compensation.
Restitution (v.) The act of returning to, or recovering, a former state; as, the restitution of an elastic body.
Restitution (v.) The movement of rotetion which usually occurs in childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which causes the latter to point towards the side to which it was directed at the beginning of labor.
Restoration (n.) The act of restoring or bringing back to a former place, station, or condition; the fact of being restored; renewal; reestablishment; as, the restoration of friendship between enemies; the restoration of peace after war.
Restoration (n.) The state of being restored; recovery of health, strength, etc.; as, restoration from sickness.
Restoration (n.) That which is restored or renewed.
Restriction (n.) The act of restricting, or state of being restricted; confinement within limits or bounds.
Restriction (n.) That which restricts; limitation; restraint; as, restrictions on trade.
Retaliation (n.) The act of retaliating, or of returning like for like; retribution; now, specifically, the return of evil for evil; e.g., an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Retardation (n.) The act of retarding; hindrance; the act of delaying; as, the retardation of the motion of a ship; -- opposed to acceleration.
Retardation (n.) That which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.
Retardation (n.) The keeping back of an approaching consonant chord by prolonging one or more tones of a previous chord into the intermediate chord which follows; -- differing from suspension by resolving upwards instead of downwards.
Retardation (n.) The extent to which anything is retarded; the amount of retarding or delay.
Retribution (n.) The act of retributing; repayment.
Retribution (n.) That which is given in repayment or compensation; return suitable to the merits or deserts of, as an action; commonly, condign punishment for evil or wrong.
Retribution (n.) Specifically, reward and punishment, as distributed at the general judgment.
Retroaction (n.) Action returned, or action backward.
Retroaction (n.) Operation on something past or preceding.
Revaluation (n.) A second or new valuation.
Rubefaction (n.) The act or process of making red.
Rustication (n.) The act of rusticating, or the state of being rusticated; specifically, the punishment of a student for some offense, by compelling him to leave the institution for a time.
Rustication (n.) Rustic work.
Sarculation (n.) A weeding, as with a hoe or a rake.
Secundation (n.) Prosperity.
Segregation (n.) The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting.
Segregation (n.) Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive attraction or the crystallizing process.
Self-action (n.) Action by, or originating in, one's self or itself.
Self-motion (n.) Motion given by inherent power, without external impulse; spontaneus or voluntary motion.
Septentrion (n.) The north or northern regions.
Septentrion (a.) Alt. of Septentrional
Serrulation (n.) The state of being notched minutely, like a fine saw.
Serrulation (n.) One of the teeth in a serrulate margin.
Soliitation (n.) The act of soliciting; earnest request; persistent asking; importunity.
Soliitation (n.) Excitement; invitation; as, the solicitation of the senses.
Solmization (n.) The act of sol-faing.
Speculation (n.) The act of speculating.
Speculation (n.) Examination by the eye; view.
Speculation (n.) Mental view of anything in its various aspects and relations; contemplation; intellectual examination.
Speculation (n.) The act or process of reasoning a priori from premises given or assumed.
Speculation (n.) Any business venture in involving unusual risks, with a chance for large profits.
Speculation (n.) A conclusion to which the mind comes by speculating; mere theory; view; notion; conjecture.
Speculation (n.) Power of sight.
Speculation (n.) A game at cards in which the players buy from one another trumps or whole hands, upon a chance of getting the highest trump dealt, which entitles the holder to the pool of stakes.
Sporulation (n.) The act or process of forming spores; spore formation. See Illust. of Bacillus, b.
Stabulation (n.) The act of stabling or housing beasts.
Stabulation (n.) A place for lodging beasts; a stable.
Stimulation (n.) The act of stimulating, or the state of being stimulated.
Stipulation (n.) The act of stipulating; a contracting or bargaining; an agreement.
Stipulation (n.) A material article of an agreement; an undertaking in the nature of bail taken in the admiralty courts; a bargain.
Stipulation (n.) The situation, arrangement, and structure of the stipules.
Subarration (n.) The ancient custom of betrothing by the bestowal, on the part of the man, of marriage gifts or tokens, as money, rings, or other presents, upon the woman.
Subaudition (n.) The act of understanding, or supplying, something not expressed; also, that which is so understood or supplied.
Subdivision (n.) The act of subdividing, or separating a part into smaller parts.
Subdivision (n.) A part of a thing made by subdividing.
Subjugation (n.) The act of subjugating, or the state of being subjugated.
Subjunction (n.) Act of subjoining, or state of being subjoined.
Subjunction (n.) Something subjoined; as, a subjunction to a sentence.
Sublevation (n.) The act of raising on high; elevation.
Sublevation (n.) An uprising; an insurrection.
Subligation (n.) The act of binding underneath.
Sublimation (n.) The act or process of subliming, or the state or result of being sublimed.
Sublimation (n.) The act of heightening or improving; exaltation; elevation; purification.
Sublimation (n.) That which is sublimed; the product of a purifying process.
Subluxation (n.) An incomplete or partial dislocation.
Submonition (n.) Suggestion; prompting.
Subnotation (n.) A rescript.
Subornation (n.) The act of suborning; the crime of procuring a person to take such a false oath as constitutes perjury.
Subornation (n.) The sin or offense of procuring one to do a criminal or bad action, as by bribes or persuasion.
Subreligion (n.) A secondary religion; a belief or principle held in a quasi religious veneration.
Subrogation (n.) The act of subrogating.
Subrogation (n.) The substitution of one person in the place of another as a creditor, the new creditor succeeding to the rights of the former; the mode by which a third person who pays a creditor succeeds to his rights against the debtor.
Subsumption (n.) The act of subsuming, or of including under another.
Subsumption (n.) That which is subsumed, as the minor clause or premise of a syllogism.
Subtraction (n.) The act or operation of subtracting or taking away a part.
Subtraction (n.) The taking of a lesser number or quantity from a greater of the same kind or denomination; an operation for finding the difference between two numbers or quantities.
Subtraction (n.) The withdrawing or withholding from a person of some right to which he is entitled by law.
Subundation (n.) A flood; a deluge.
Suffocation (n.) The act of suffocating, or the state of being suffocated; death caused by smothering or choking.
Superlation (n.) Exaltation of anything beyond truth or propriety.
Supervision (n.) The act of overseeing; inspection; superintendence; oversight.
Supposition (n.) The act of supposing, laying down, imagining, or considering as true or existing, what is known not to be true, or what is not proved.
Supposition (n.) That which is supposed; hypothesis; conjecture; surmise; opinion or belief without sufficient evidence.
Suppression (n.) The act of suppressing, or the state of being suppressed; repression; as, the suppression of a riot, insurrection, or tumult; the suppression of truth, of reports, of evidence, and the like.
Suppression (n.) Complete stoppage of a natural secretion or excretion; as, suppression of urine; -- used in contradiction to retention, which signifies that the secretion or excretion is retained without expulsion.
Suppression (n.) Omission; as, the suppression of a word.
Suppuration (n.) The act or process of suppurating.
Suppuration (n.) The matter produced by suppuration; pus.
Supputation (n.) Reckoning; account.
Supravision (n.) Supervision.
Suraddition (n.) Something added or appended, as to a name.
Surculation (n.) Act of purning.
Surrogation (n.) The act of substituting one person in the place of another.
Suscitation (n.) The act of raising or exciting.
Suspiration (n.) The act of sighing, or fetching a long and deep breath; a deep respiration; a sigh.
Susurration (n.) A whispering; a soft murmur.
Syncopation (n.) The act of syncopating; the contraction of a word by taking one or more letters or syllables from the middle; syncope.
Syncopation (n.) The act of syncopating; a peculiar figure of rhythm, or rhythmical alteration, which consists in welding into one tone the second half of one beat with the first half of the beat which follows.
Tabefaction (n.) A wasting away; a gradual losing of flesh by disease.
Tarditation (n.) Tardiness.
Tepefaction (n.) Act of tepefying.
Terebration (n.) The act of terebrating, or boring.
Termination (n.) The act of terminating, or of limiting or setting bounds; the act of ending or concluding; as, a voluntary termination of hostilities.
Termination (n.) That which ends or bounds; limit in space or extent; bound; end; as, the termination of a
Termination (n.) End in time or existence; as, the termination of the year, or of life; the termination of happiness.
Termination (n.) End; conclusion; result.
Termination (n.) Last purpose of design.
Termination (n.) A word; a term.
Termination (n.) The ending of a word; a final syllable or letter; the part added to a stem in inflection.
Titillation (n.) The act of tickling, or the state of being tickled; a tickling sensation.
Titillation (n.) Any pleasurable sensation.
Tourbillion (n.) An ornamental firework which turns round, when in the air, so as to form a scroll of fire.
Trade union () An organized combination among workmen for the purpose of maintaining their rights, privileges, and interests with respect to wages, hours of labor, customs, etc.
Tralatition (n.) A change, as in the use of words; a metaphor.
Transaction (n.) The doing or performing of any business; management of any affair; performance.
Transaction (n.) That which is done; an affair; as, the transactions on the exchange.
Transaction (n.) An adjustment of a dispute between parties by mutual agreement.
Transfixion (n.) The act of transfixing, or the state of being transfixed, or pierced.
Transfusion (n.) The act of transfusing, or pouring, as liquor, out of one vessel into another.
Translation (n.) The act of translating, removing, or transferring; removal; also, the state of being translated or removed; as, the translation of Enoch; the translation of a bishop.
Translation (n.) The act of rendering into another language; interpretation; as, the translation of idioms is difficult.
Translation (n.) That which is obtained by translating something a version; as, a translation of the Scriptures.
Translation (n.) A transfer of meaning in a word or phrase, a metaphor; a tralation.
Translation (n.) Transfer of meaning by association; association of ideas.
Translation (n.) Motion in which all the points of the moving body have at any instant the same velocity and direction of motion; -- opposed to rotation.
Trepidation (n.) An involuntary trembling, sometimes an effect of paralysis, but usually caused by terror or fear; quaking; quivering.
Trepidation (n.) Hence, a state of terror or alarm; fear; confusion; fright; as, the men were in great trepidation.
Trepidation (n.) A libration of the starry sphere in the Ptolemaic system; a motion ascribed to the firmament, to account for certain small changes in the position of the ecliptic and of the stars.
Tribulation (n.) That which occasions distress, trouble, or vexation; severe affliction.
Trilobation (n.) The state of being trilobate.
Trituration (n.) The act of triturating, or reducing to a fine or impalpable powder by grinding, rubbing, bruising, etc.
Trucidation (n.) The act of killing.
Trutination (n.) The act of weighing.
Tumefaction (n.) The act or process of tumefying, swelling, or rising into a tumor; a swelling.
Turbination (n.) The act of spinning or whirling, as a top.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".