12 letter words ending in ion

Abalienation (n.) The act of abalienating; alienation; estrangement.

Abbreviation (n.) The act of shortening, or reducing.

Abbreviation (n.) The result of abbreviating; an abridgment.

Abbreviation (n.) The form to which a word or phrase is reduced by contraction and omission; a letter or letters, standing for a word or phrase of which they are a part; as, Gen. for Genesis; U.S.A. for United States of America.

Abbreviation (n.) One dash, or more, through the stem of a note, dividing it respectively into quavers, semiquavers, or demi-semiquavers.

Abevacuation (n.) A partial evacuation.

Abirritation (n.) A pathological condition opposite to that of irritation; debility; want of strength; asthenia.

Abjudication (n.) Rejection by judicial sentence.

Ablaqueation (n.) The act or process of laying bare the roots of trees to expose them to the air and water.

Abligurition (n.) Prodigal expense for food.

Acceleration (n.) The act of accelerating, or the state of being accelerated; increase of motion or action; as, a falling body moves toward the earth with an acceleration of velocity; -- opposed to retardation.

Accentuation (n.) Act of accentuating; applications of accent.

Accentuation (n.) pitch or modulation of the voice in reciting portions of the liturgy.

Accumulation (n.) The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated, or that which is accumulated; as, an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors.

Accumulation (n.) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.

Adjudication (n.) The act of adjudicating; the act or process of trying and determining judicially.

Adjudication (n.) A deliberate determination by the judicial power; a judicial decision or sentence.

Adjudication (n.) The decision upon the question whether the debtor is a bankrupt.

Adjudication (n.) A process by which land is attached security or in satisfaction of a debt.

Adosculation (n.) Impregnation by external contact, without intromission.

Adulteration (n.) The act of adulterating; corruption, or debasement (esp. of food or drink) by foreign mixture.

Adulteration (n.) An adulterated state or product.

Aerification (n.) The act of combining air with another substance, or the state of being filled with air.

Aerification (n.) The act of becoming aerified, or of changing from a solid or liquid form into an aeriform state; the state of being aeriform.

Aggeneration (n.) The act of producing in addition.

Agnomination (n.) A surname.

Agnomination (n.) Paronomasia; also, alliteration; annomination.

Agricolation (n.) Agriculture.

Albification (n.) The act or process of making white.

Alimentation (n.) The act or process of affording nutriment; the function of the alimentary canal.

Alimentation (n.) State or mode of being nourished.

Alkalization (n.) The act rendering alka

Alliteration (n.) The repetition of the same letter at the beginning of two or more words immediately succeeding each other, or at short intervals; as in the following

Amalgamation (n.) The act or operation of compounding mercury with another metal; -- applied particularly to the process of separating gold and silver from their ores by mixing them with mercury.

Amalgamation (n.) The mixing or blending of different elements, races, societies, etc.; also, the result of such combination or blending; a homogeneous union.

Amelioration (n.) The act of ameliorating, or the state of being ameliorated; making or becoming better; improvement; melioration.

Amortisation (n.) Alt. of Amortisement

Amortization (n.) The act or right of alienating lands to a corporation, which was considered formerly as transferring them to dead hands, or in mortmain.

Amortization (n.) The extinction of a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund; also, the money thus paid.

Annihilation (n.) The act of reducing to nothing, or nonexistence; or the act of destroying the form or combination of parts under which a thing exists, so that the name can no longer be applied to it; as, the annihilation of a corporation.

Annihilation (n.) The state of being annihilated.

Annomination (n.) Paronomasia; punning.

Annomination (n.) Alliteration.

Annumeration (n.) Addition to a former number.

Annunciation (n.) The act of announcing; announcement; proclamation; as, the annunciation of peace.

Annunciation (n.) The announcement of the incarnation, made by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary.

Annunciation (n.) The festival celebrated (March 25th) by the Church of England, of Rome, etc., in memory of the angel's announcement, on that day; Lady Day.

Anteposition (n.) The placing of a before another, which, by ordinary rules, ought to follow it.

Anticipation (n.) The act of anticipating, taking up, placing, or considering something beforehand, or before the proper time in natural order.

Anticipation (n.) Previous view or impression of what is to happen; instinctive prevision; foretaste; antepast; as, the anticipation of the joys of heaven.

Anticipation (n.) Hasty notion; intuitive preconception.

Anticipation (n.) The commencing of one or more tones of a chord with or during the chord preceding, forming a momentary discord.

Antifriction (n.) Something to lessen friction; antiattrition.

Antifriction (a.) Tending to lessen friction.

Apostemation (n.) The formation of an aposteme; the process of suppuration.

Apperception (n.) The mind's perception of itself as the subject or actor in its own states; perception that reflects upon itself; sometimes, intensified or energetic perception.

Appreciation (n.) A just valuation or estimate of merit, worth, weight, etc.; recognition of excellence.

Appreciation (n.) Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.

Appreciation (n.) A rise in value; -- opposed to depreciation.

Apprehension (n.) The act of seizing or taking hold of; seizure; as, the hand is an organ of apprehension.

Apprehension (n.) The act of seizing or taking by legal process; arrest; as, the felon, after his apprehension, escaped.

Apprehension (n.) The act of grasping with the intellect; the contemplation of things, without affirming, denying, or passing any judgment; intellection; perception.

Apprehension (n.) Opinion; conception; sentiment; idea.

Apprehension (n.) The faculty by which ideas are conceived; understanding; as, a man of dull apprehension.

Apprehension (n.) Anticipation, mostly of things unfavorable; distrust or fear at the prospect of future evil.

Arborization (n.) The appearance or figure of a tree or plant, as in minerals or fossils; a dendrite.

Articulation (n.) A joint or juncture between bones in the skeleton.

Articulation (n.) The connection of the parts of a plant by joints, as in pods.

Articulation (n.) One of the nodes or joints, as in cane and maize.

Articulation (n.) One of the parts intercepted between the joints; also, a subdivision into parts at regular or irregular intervals as a result of serial intermission in growth, as in the cane, grasses, etc.

Articulation (n.) The act of putting together with a joint or joints; any meeting of parts in a joint.

Articulation (n.) The state of being jointed; connection of parts.

Articulation (n.) The utterance of the elementary sounds of a language by the appropriate movements of the organs, as in pronunciation; as, a distinct articulation.

Articulation (n.) A sound made by the vocal organs; an articulate utterance or an elementary sound, esp. a consonant.

Asphyxiation (n.) The act of causing asphyxia; a state of asphyxia.

Assecuration (n.) Assurance; certainty.

Asseveration (n.) The act of asseverating, or that which is asseverated; positive affirmation or assertion; solemn declaration.

Assibilation (n.) Change of a non-sibilant letter to a sibilant, as of -tion to -shun, duke to ditch.

Assimilation (n.) The act or process of assimilating or bringing to a resemblance, likeness, or identity; also, the state of being so assimilated; as, the assimilation of one sound to another.

Assimilation (n.) The conversion of nutriment into the fluid or solid substance of the body, by the processes of digestion and absorption, whether in plants or animals.

Assimulation (n.) Assimilation.

Assuefaction (n.) The act of accustoming, or the state of being accustomed; habituation.

Astipulation (n.) Stipulation; agreement.

Atmolyzation (n.) Separation by atmolysis.

Attrectation (n.) Frequent handling or touching.

Augmentation (n.) The act or process of augmenting, or making larger, by addition, expansion, or dilation; increase.

Augmentation (n.) The state of being augmented; enlargement.

Augmentation (n.) The thing added by way of enlargement.

Augmentation (n.) A additional charge to a coat of arms, given as a mark of honor.

Augmentation (n.) The stage of a disease in which the symptoms go on increasing.

Augmentation (n.) In counterpoint and fugue, a repetition of the subject in tones of twice the original length.

Auscultation (n.) The act of listening or hearkening to.

Auscultation (n.) An examination by listening either directly with the ear (immediate auscultation) applied to parts of the body, as the abdomen; or with the stethoscope (mediate auscultation), in order to distinguish sounds recognized as a sign of health or of disease.

Blatteration (n.) Blattering.

Cachinnation (n.) Loud or immoderate laughter; -- often a symptom of hysterical or maniacal affections.

Calcitration (n.) Act of kicking.

Callisection (n.) Painless vivisection; -- opposed to sentisection.

Calumniation (n.) False accusation of crime or offense, or a malicious and false representation of the words or actions of another, with a view to injure his good name.

Canalization (n.) Construction of, or furnishing with, a canal or canals.

Cancellation (n.) The act, process, or result of canceling; as, the cansellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself.

Cancellation (n.) The operation of striking out common factors, in both the dividend and divisor.

Canonization (n.) The final process or decree (following beatifacation) by which the name of a deceased person is placed in the catalogue (canon) of saints and commended to perpetual veneration and invocation.

Canonization (n.) The state of being canonized or sainted.

Cantillation (n.) A chanting; recitation or reading with musical modulations.

Capitulation (n.) A reducing to heads or articles; a formal agreement.

Capitulation (n.) The act of capitulating or surrendering to an emeny upon stipulated terms.

Capitulation (n.) The instrument containing the terms of an agreement or surrender.

Castellation (n.) The act of making into a castle.

Chatteration (n.) The act or habit of chattering.

Chlorination (n.) The act or process of subjecting anything to the action of chlorine; especially, a process for the extraction of gold by exposure of the auriferous material to chlorine gas.

Chylifaction (n.) The act or process by which chyle is formed from food in animal bodies; chylification, -- a digestive process.

Circumcision (n.) The act of cutting off the prepuce or foreskin of males, or the internal labia of females.

Circumcision (n.) The Jews, as a circumcised people.

Circumcision (n.) Rejection of the sins of the flesh; spiritual purification, and acceptance of the Christian faith.

Circumfusion (n.) The act of pouring or spreading round; the state of being spread round.

Civilization (n.) The act of civilizing, or the state of being civilized; national culture; refinement.

Civilization (n.) Rendering a criminal process civil.

Claudication (n.) A halting or limping.

Coacervation (n.) A heaping together.

Coadaptation (n.) Mutual adaption.

Codification (n.) The act or process of codifying or reducing laws to a code.

Cohabitation (n.) The act or state of dwelling together, or in the same place with another.

Cohabitation (n.) The living together of a man and woman in supposed sexual relationship.

Coindication (n.) One of several signs or symptoms indicating the same fact; as, a coindication of disease.


Colliquation (n.) A melting together; the act of melting; fusion.

Colliquation (n.) A processive wasting or melting away of the solid parts of the animal system with copious excretions of liquids by one or more passages.

Colluctation (n.) A struggling; a contention.

Colonization (n.) The act of colonizing, or the state of being colonized; the formation of a colony or colonies.

Columniation (n.) The employment or arrangement of columns in a structure.

Commendation (n.) The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.

Commendation (n.) That which is the ground of approbation or praise.

Commendation (n.) A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.

Commensation (n.) Commensality.

Commentation (n.) The act or process of commenting or criticising; exposition.

Commentation (n.) The result of the labors of a commentator.

Commigration (n.) Migration together.

Compartition (n.) The act of dividing into parts or compartments; division; also, a division or compartment.

Compellation (n.) Style of address or salutation; an appellation.

Compensation (n.) The act or principle of compensating.

Compensation (n.) That which constitutes, or is regarded as, an equivalent; that which makes good the lack or variation of something else; that which compensates for loss or privation; amends; remuneration; recompense.

Compensation (n.) The extinction of debts of which two persons are reciprocally debtors by the credits of which they are reciprocally creditors; the payment of a debt by a credit of equal amount; a set-off.

Compensation (n.) A recompense or reward for some loss or service.

Compensation (n.) An equivalent stipulated for in contracts for the sale of real estate, in which it is customary to provide that errors in description, etc., shall not avoid, but shall be the subject of compensation.

Complication (n.) The act or process of complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entanglement; complexity.

Complication (n.) A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.

Comportation (n.) A bringing together.

Comprecation (n.) A praying together.

Comprobation (n.) Joint attestation; proof.

Comprobation (n.) Approbation.

Compurgation (v. t.) The act or practice of justifying or confirming a man's veracity by the oath of others; -- called also wager of law. See Purgation; also Wager of law, under Wager.

Compurgation (v. t.) Exculpation by testimony to one's veracity or innocence.

Concertation (n.) Strife; contention.

Conciliation (n.) The act or process of conciliating; the state of being conciliated.

Conclamation (n.) An outcry or shout of many together.

Concremation (n.) The act of burning different things together.

Concussation (n.) A violent shock or agitation.

Condemnation (n.) The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation.

Condemnation (n.) The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.

Condemnation (n.) The state of being condemned.

Condemnation (n.) The ground or reason of condemning.

Condensation (n.) The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed.

Condensation (n.) The act or process of reducing, by depression of temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam to water.

Condensation (n.) A rearrangement or concentration of the different constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and definite compound of greater complexity and molecular weight, often resulting in an increase of density, as the condensation of oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into mesitylene.

Confirmation (n.) The act of confirming or strengthening; the act of establishing, ratifying, or sanctioning; as, the confirmation of an appointment.

Confirmation (n.) That which confirms; that which gives new strength or assurance; as to a statement or belief; additional evidence; proof; convincing testimony.

Confirmation (n.) A rite supplemental to baptism, by which a person is admitted, through the laying on of the hands of a bishop, to the full privileges of the church, as in the Roman Catholic, the Episcopal Church, etc.

Confirmation (n.) A conveyance by which a voidable estate is made sure and not voidable, or by which a particular estate is increased; a contract, express or implied, by which a person makes that firm and binding which was before voidable.

Confiscation (n.) The act or process of taking property or condemning it to be taken, as forfeited to the public use.

Conformation (n.) The act of conforming; the act of producing conformity.

Conformation (n.) The state of being conformed; agreement; hence; structure, as depending on the arrangement of parts; form; arrangement.

Confortation (n.) The act of strengthening.

Confrication (n.) A rubbing together; friction.

Conglobation (n.) The act or process of forming into a ball.

Conglobation (n.) A round body.

Congregation (n.) The act of congregating, or bringing together, or of collecting into one aggregate or mass.

Congregation (n.) A collection or mass of separate things.

Congregation (n.) An assembly of persons; a gathering; esp. an assembly of persons met for the worship of God, and for religious instruction; a body of people who habitually so meet.

Congregation (n.) The whole body of the Jewish people; -- called also Congregation of the Lord.

Congregation (n.) A body of cardinals or other ecclesiastics to whom as intrusted some department of the church business; as, the Congregation of the Propaganda, which has charge of the missions of the Roman Catholic Church.

Congregation (n.) A company of religious persons forming a subdivision of a monastic order.

Congregation (n.) The assemblage of Masters and Doctors at Oxford or Cambrige University, mainly for the granting of degrees.

Congregation (n.) the name assumed by the Protestant party under John Knox. The leaders called themselves (1557) Lords of the Congregation.

Conscription (n.) An enrolling or registering.

Conscription (n.) A compulsory enrollment of men for military or naval service; a draft.

Conscription (a.) Belonging to, or of the nature of, a conspiration.

Consecration (n.) The act or ceremony of consecrating; the state of being consecrated; dedication.

Conservation (n.) The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping (of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.

Consignation (n.) The act of consigning; the act of delivering or committing to another person, place, or state.

Consignation (n.) The act of ratifying or establishing, as if by signing; confirmation; ratification.

Consignation (n.) A stamp; an indication; a sign.

Consociation (n.) Intimate union; fellowship; alliance; companionship; confederation; association; intimacy.

Consociation (n.) A voluntary and permanent council or union of neighboring Congregational churches, for mutual advice and cooperation in ecclesiastical matters; a meeting of pastors and delegates from churches thus united.

Consopiation (n.) The act of sleeping, or of lulling, to sleep.

Conspiration (n.) Agreement or concurrence for some end or purpose; conspiracy.

Constipation (n.) Act of crowding anything into a less compass, or the state of being crowded or pressed together; condensation.

Constipation (n.) A state of the bowels in which the evacuations are infrequent and difficult, or the intestines become filled with hardened faeces; costiveness.

Constitution (n.) The act or process of constituting; the action of enacting, establishing, or appointing; enactment; establishment; formation.

Constitution (n.) The state of being; that form of being, or structure and connection of parts, which constitutes and characterizes a system or body; natural condition; structure; texture; conformation.

Constitution (n.) The aggregate of all one's inherited physical qualities; the aggregate of the vital powers of an individual, with reference to ability to endure hardship, resist disease, etc.; as, a robust constitution.

Constitution (n.) The aggregate of mental qualities; temperament.

Constitution (n.) An authoritative ordinance, regulation or enactment; especially, one made by a Roman emperor, or one affecting ecclesiastical doctrine or discip

Constriction (n.) The act of constricting by means of some inherent power or by movement or change in the thing itself, as distinguished from compression.

Constriction (n.) The state of being constricted; the point where a thing is constricted; a narrowing or binding.

Construction (n.) The process or art of constructing; the act of building; erection; the act of devising and forming; fabrication; composition.

Construction (n.) The form or manner of building or putting together the parts of anything; structure; arrangement.

Construction (n.) The arrangement and connection of words in a sentence; syntactical arrangement.

Construction (n.) The method of construing, interpreting, or explaining a declaration or fact; an attributed sense or meaning; understanding; explanation; interpretation; sense.

Consultation (n.) The act of consulting or conferring; deliberation of two or more persons on some matter, with a view to a decision.

Consultation (n.) A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a cause.

Consummation (n.) The act of consummating, or the state of being consummated; completed; completion; perfection; termination; end (as of the world or of life).

Contentation (n.) Content; satisfaction.

Contestation (n.) The act of contesting; emulation; rivalry; strife; dispute.

Contestation (n.) Proof by witness; attestation; testimony.

Contignation (n.) The act or process of framing together, or uniting, as beams in a fabric.

Contignation (n.) A framework or fabric, as of beams.

Continuation (n.) That act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation.

Continuation (n.) That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on; as, the continuation of a story.

Contribution (n.) The act of contributing.

Contribution (n.) That which is contributed; -- either the portion which an individual furnishes to the common stock, or the whole which is formed by the gifts of individuals.

Contribution (n.) An irregular and arbitrary imposition or tax leved on the people of a town or country.

Contribution (n.) Payment, by each of several jointly liable, of a share in a loss suffered or an amount paid by one of their number for the common benefit.

Conversation (n.) General course of conduct; behavior.

Conversation (n.) Familiar intercourse; intimate fellowship or association; close acquaintance.

Conversation (n.) Commerce; intercourse; traffic.

Conversation (n.) Colloquial discourse; oral interchange of sentiments and observations; informal dialogue.

Conversation (n.) Sexual intercourse; as, criminal conversation.

Coordination (n.) The state of being coordinate, or of equal rank, dignity, power, etc.

Corradiation (n.) A conjunction or concentration of rays in one point.

Crastination (n.) Procrastination; a putting off till to-morrow.

Cutinization (n.) The conversion of cell walls into a material which repels water, as in cork.

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Deambulation (n.) A walking abroad; a promenading.

Debacchation (n.) Wild raving or debauchery.

Debilitation (n.) The act or process of debilitating, or the condition of one who is debilitated; weakness.

Decapitation (n.) The act of beheading; beheading.

Decoloration (n.) The removal or absence of color.

Decrustation (n.) The removal of a crust.

Dedecoration (n.) Disgrace; dishonor.

Defatigation (n.) Weariness; fatigue.

Defiguration (n.) Disfiguration; mutilation.

Deflagration (n.) A burning up; conflagration.

Deflagration (n.) The act or process of deflagrating.

Deforciation (n.) Same as Deforcement, n.

Defraudation (n.) The act of defrauding; a taking by fraud.

Degeneration (n.) The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; dec

Degeneration (n.) That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure; as, fatty degeneration of the liver.

Degeneration (n.) A gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.

Degeneration (n.) The thing degenerated.

Delaceration (n.) A tearing in pieces.

Delamination (n.) Formation and separation of laminae or layers; one of the methods by which the various blastodermic layers of the ovum are differentiated.

Deliberation (n.) The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.

Deliberation (n.) Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.

Delimitation (n.) The act or process of fixing limits or boundaries; limitation.

Deliquiation (n.) The act of deliquiating.

Delitigation (n.) Chiding; brawl.

Denizenation (n.) Denization; denizening.

Denomination (n.) The act of naming or designating.

Denomination (n.) That by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons.

Denomination (n.) A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect; as, a denomination of Christians.

Denunciation (n.) Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.

Denunciation (n.) The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.

Denunciation (n.) That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.

Deoppilation (n.) Removal of whatever stops up the passages.

Deordination (n.) Disorder; dissoluteness.

Depeculation (n.) A robbing or embezzlement.

Deplantation (n.) Act of taking up plants from beds.

Deploitation (n.) Same as Exploitation.

Depopulation (n.) The act of depopulating, or condition of being depopulated; destruction or explusion of inhabitants.

Depreciation (n.) The act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value, or reputation.

Depreciation (n.) The falling of value; reduction of worth.

Depreciation (n.) the state of being depreciated.

Deprehension (n.) A catching; discovery.

Desideration (n.) Act of desiderating; also, the thing desired.

Despoliation (n.) A stripping or plundering; spoliation.

Desponsation (n.) A betrothing; betrothal.

Desquamation (n.) The separation or shedding of the cuticle or epidermis in the form of flakes or scales; exfoliation, as of bones.

Detonization (n.) The act of detonizing; detonation.

Detruncation (n.) The act of lopping or cutting off, as the head from the body.

Devaporation (n.) The change of vapor into water, as in the formation of rain.

Digladiation (n.) Act of digladiating.

Dijudication (n.) The act of dijudicating; judgment.

Dilaceration (n.) The act of rending asunder.

Dilapidation (n.) The act of dilapidating, or the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined, or squandered.

Dilapidation (n.) Ecclesiastical waste; impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention.

Dilapidation (n.) The pulling down of a building, or suffering it to fall or be in a state of decay.

Dilucidation (n.) The act of making clear.

Dinumeration (n.) Enumeration.

Disaffection (n.) State of being disaffected; alienation or want of affection or good will, esp. toward those in authority; unfriend

Disaffection (n.) Disorder; bad constitution.

Disanimation (n.) Privation of life.

Disanimation (n.) The state of being disanimated or discouraged; depression of spirits.

Disboscation (n.) Converting forest land into cleared or arable land; removal of a forest.

Disceptation (n.) Controversy; disputation; discussion.

Disclamation (n.) A disavowing or disowning.

Disculpation (n.) Exculpation.

Disgradation (n.) Degradation; a stripping of titles and honors.

Disgregation (n.) The process of separation, or the condition of being separate, as of the molecules of a body.

Disinfection (n.) The act of disinfecting; purification from infecting matter.

Disjuncttion (n.) The act of disjoining; disunion; separation; a parting; as, the disjunction of soul and body.

Disjuncttion (n.) A disjunctive proposition.

Disoxidation (n.) Deoxidation.

Dispensation (n.) The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.

Dispensation (n.) That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed

Dispensation (n.) A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.

Disquisition (n.) A formal or systematic inquiry into, or discussion of, any subject; a full examination or investigation of a matter, with the arguments and facts bearing upon it; elaborate essay; dissertation.

Dissentation (n.) Dissension.

Dissertation (n.) A formal or elaborate argumentative discourse, oral or written; a disquisition; an essay; a discussion; as, Dissertations on the Prophecies.

Dissociation (n.) The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.

Dissociation (n.) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; -- said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances; as, the dissociation of the sulphur molecules; the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia.

Distillation (n.) The act of falling in drops, or the act of pouring out in drops.

Distillation (n.) That which falls in drops.

Distillation (n.) The substance extracted by distilling.

Distribution (n.) The act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as, the distribution of an estate among heirs or children.

Distribution (n.) Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification.

Distribution (n.) That which is distributed.

Distribution (n.) A resolving a whole into its parts.

Distribution (n.) The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.

Distribution (n.) The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the next admission.

Disturbation (n.) Act of disturbing; disturbance.

Disvaluation (n.) Disesteem; depreciation; disrepute.

Divarication (n.) A separation into two parts or branches; a forking; a divergence.

Divarication (n.) An ambiguity of meaning; a disagreement of difference in opinion.

Divarication (n.) A divergence of

Divinization (n.) A making divine.

Dynamization () The act of setting free the dynamic powers of a medicine, as by shaking the bottle containing it.

Edulcoration (n.) The act of sweetening or edulcorating.

Edulcoration (n.) The act of freeing from acids or any soluble substances, by affusions of water.

Effectuation (n.) Act of effectuating.

Effemination (n.) Effeminacy; womanishness.

Elementation (n.) Instruction in the elements or first principles.

Elucubration (n.) See Lucubration.

Emargination (n.) The act of notching or indenting the margin, or the state of being so notched; also, a notch or shallow sinus in a margin.

Emasculation (n.) The act of depriving of virility, or the state of being so deprived; castration.

Emasculation (n.) The act of depriving, or state of being deprived, of vigor or strength; unmanly weakness.

Endenization (n.) The act of naturalizing.

Engraftation (n.) Alt. of Engraftment

Equalization (n.) The act of equalizing, or state of being equalized.

Equivocation (n.) The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with a purpose to mislead.

Eternization (n.) The act of eternizing; the act of rendering immortal or famous.

Etherization (n.) The administration of ether to produce insensibility.

Etherization (n.) The state of the system under the influence of ether.

Eventilation (n.) The act of eventilating; discussion.

Evisceration (a.) A disemboweling.

Exacerbation (n.) The act rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity; as, exacerbation of passion.

Exacerbation (n.) A periodical increase of violence in a disease, as in remittent or continious fever; an increased energy of diseased and painful action.

Exacervation (n.) The act of heaping up.

Exaggeration (n.) The act of heaping or piling up.

Exaggeration (n.) The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.

Exaggeration (n.) A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.

Exasperation (n.) The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.

Exasperation (n.) Increase of violence or malignity; aggravation; exacerbation.

Exauguration (n.) The act of exaugurating; desecration.

Excalceation (n.) The act of depriving or divesting of shoes.

Excalfaction (n.) A heating or warming; calefaction.

Excogitation (n.) The act of excogitating; a devising in the thoughts; invention; contrivance.

Excruciation (n.) The act of inflicting agonizing pain, or the state of being thus afflicted; that which excruciates; torture.

Exenteration (n.) Act of exenterating.

Exercitation (n.) exercise; practice; use.

Exheredation (n.) A disinheriting; disherisor.

Exhilaration (n.) The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad or cheerful; a gladdening.

Exhilaration (n.) The state of being enlivened or cheerful.

Existimation (n.) Esteem; opinion; reputation.

Expatriation (n.) The act of banishing, or the state of banishment; especially, the forsaking of one's own country with a renunciation of allegiance.

Experrection (n.) A waking up or arousing.

Exploitation (n.) The act of exploiting or utilizing.

Exprobration (n.) Reproachful accusation; upbraiding.

Exspoliation (n.) Spoliation.

Exsufflation (n.) A blast from beneath.

Exsufflation (n.) A kind of exorcism by blowing with the breath.

Exsufflation (n.) A strongly forced expiration of air from the lungs.

Extimulation (n.) Stimulation.

Extramission (n.) A sending out; emission.

Extraversion (n.) The act of throwing out; the state of being turned or thrown out.

Extroversion (n.) The condition of being turned wrong side out; as, extroversion of the bladder.

Extuberation (n.) Protuberance.

Exulceration (n.) Ulceration.

Exulceration (n.) A fretting; a festering; soreness.

Facilitation (n.) The act of facilitating or making easy.

Faradization (n.) The treatment with faradic or induced currents of electricity for remedial purposes.

Felicitation (n.) The act of felicitating; a wishing of joy or happiness; congratulation.

Feminization (n.) The act of feminizing, or the state of being feminized.

Fenestration (n.) The arrangement and proportioning of windows; -- used by modern writers for the decorating of an architectural composition by means of the window (and door) openings, their ornaments, and proportions.

Fenestration (n.) The state or condition of being fenestrated.

Fermentation (n.) A state of agitation or excitement, as of the intellect or the feelings.

Fibrillation (n.) The state of being reduced to fibers.

Flabellation (n.) The act of keeping fractured limbs cool by the use of a fan or some other contrivance.

Flagellation (n.) A beating or flogging; a whipping; a scourging.

Flocculation (n.) The process by which small particles of fine soils and sediments aggregate into larger lumps.

Flusteration (n.) The act of flustering, or the state of being flustered; fluster.

Focalization (n.) The act of focalizing or bringing to a focus, or the state of being focalized.

Fraternation (n.) Alt. of Fraternism

Frigefaction (n.) The act of making cold. [Obs.]

Frumentation (n.) A largess of grain bestowed upon the people, to quiet them when uneasy.

Gasification (n.) The act or process of converting into gas.

Gastrulation (n.) The process of invagination, in embryonic development, by which a gastrula is formed.

Gelatination (n.) The act of process of converting into gelatin, or a substance like jelly.

Geniculation (n.) The act of kneeling.

Geniculation (n.) The state of being bent abruptly at an angle.

Genuflection (n.) The act of bending the knee, particularly in worship.

Glandulation (n.) The situation and structure of the secretory vessels in plants.

Habilitation (n.) Equipment; qualification.

Hepatization (n.) Impregnating with sulphureted hydrogen gas.

Hepatization (n.) Conversion into a substance resembling the liver; a state of the lungs when gorged with effused matter, so that they are no longer pervious to the air.

Homologation (n.) Confirmation or ratification (as of something otherwise null and void), by a court or a grantor.

Humanization (n.) The act of humanizing.

Humicubation (n.) The act or practice of lying on the ground.

Hyperthyrion (n.) That part of the architrave which is over a door or window.

Idealization (n.) The act or process of idealizing.

Idealization (n.) The representation of natural objects, scenes, etc., in such a way as to show their most important characteristics; the study of the ideal.

Illaqueation (n.) The act of catching or insnaring.

Illaqueation (n.) A snare; a trap.

Illimitation (n.) State of being illimitable; want of, or freedom from, limitation.

Illumination (n.) The act of illuminating, or supplying with light; the state of being illuminated.

Illumination (n.) Festive decoration of houses or buildings with lights.

Illumination (n.) Adornment of books and manuscripts with colored illustrations. See Illuminate, v. t., 3.

Illumination (v. t.) That which is illuminated, as a house; also, an ornamented book or manuscript.

Illumination (v. t.) That which illuminates or gives light; brightness; splendor; especially, intellectual light or knowledge.

Illumination (v. t.) The special communication of knowledge to the mind by God; inspiration.

Illustration (n.) The act of illustrating; the act of making clear and distinct; education; also, the state of being illustrated, or of being made clear and distinct.

Illustration (n.) That which illustrates; a comparison or example intended to make clear or apprehensible, or to remove obscurity.

Illustration (n.) A picture designed to decorate a volume or elucidate a literary work.

Immoderation (n.) Want of moderation.

Imperception (n.) Want of perception.

Imperfection (a.) The quality or condition of being imperfect; want of perfection; incompleteness; deficiency; fault or blemish.

Impinguation (n.) The act of making fat, or the state of being fat or fattened.

Implantation (n.) The act or process of implantating.

Impregnation (n.) The act of impregnating or the state of being impregnated; fecundation.

Impregnation (n.) The fusion of a female germ cell (ovum) with a male germ cell (in animals, a spermatozoon) to form a single new cell endowed with the power of developing into a new individual; fertilization; fecundation.

Impregnation (n.) That with which anything is impregnated.

Impregnation (n.) Intimate mixture; influsion; saturation.

Impregnation (n.) An ore deposit, with indefinite boundaries, consisting of rock impregnated with ore.

Inadaptation (n.) Want of adaptation; unsuitableness.

Inadequation (n.) Want of exact correspondence.

Inanitiation (n.) Inanition.

Inauguration (n.) The act of inuagurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.

Inauguration (n.) The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.

Incameration (n.) The act or process of uniting lands, rights, or revenues, to the ecclesiastical chamber, i. e., to the pope's domain.

Incatenation (n.) The act of linking together; enchaining.

Incineration (n.) The act of incinerating, or the state of being incinerated; cremation.

Inclinnation (n.) The act of inclining, or state of being inc

Inclinnation (n.) A direction or tendency from the true vertical or horizontal direction; as, the inclination of a column, or of a road bed.

Inclinnation (n.) A tendency towards another body or point.

Inclinnation (n.) The angle made by two

Inclinnation (n.) A leaning or tendency of the mind, feelings, preferences, or will; propensity; a disposition more favorable to one thing than to another; favor; desire; love.

Inclinnation (n.) A person or thing loved or admired.

Inclinnation (n.) Decantation, or tipping for pouring.

Incompassion (n.) Want of compassion or pity.

Incompletion (n.) Want of completion; incompleteness.

Inconcoction (n.) The state of being undigested; unripeness; immaturity.

Inconnection (n.) Disconnection.

Incorrection (n.) Want of correction, restraint, or discip

Incorruption (n.) The condition or quality of being incorrupt or incorruptible; absence of, or exemption from, corruption.

Incrassation (n.) The act or process of thickening or making thick; the process of becoming thick or thicker.

Incrassation (n.) The state of being incrassated or made thick; inspissation.

Incrustation (n.) The act of incrusting, or the state of being incrusted.

Incrustation (n.) A crust or hard coating of anything upon or within a body, as a deposit of lime, sediment, etc., from water on the inner surface of a steam boiler.

Incrustation (n.) A covering or inlaying of marble, mosaic, etc., attached to the masonry by cramp irons or cement.

Incrustation (n.) Anything inlaid or imbedded.

Indenization (n.) The act of naturalizing; endenization.

Indigitation (n.) The act of pointing out as with the finger; indication.

Indiscretion (n.) The quality or state of being indiscreet; want of discretion; imprudence.

Indiscretion (n.) An indiscreet act; indiscreet behavior.

Infesttation (n.) The act of infesting or state of being infested; molestation; vexation; annoyance.

Infibulation (n.) The act of clasping, or fastening, as with a buckle or padlock.

Infibulation (n.) The act of attaching a ring, clasp, or frame, to the genital organs in such a manner as to prevent copulation.

Infiltration (n.) The act or process of infiltrating, as if water into a porous substance, or of a fluid into the cells of an organ or part of the body.

Infiltration (n.) The substance which has entered the pores or cavities of a body.

Inflammation (n.) The act of inflaming, kindling, or setting on fire; also, the state of being inflamed.

Inflammation (n.) A morbid condition of any part of the body, consisting in congestion of the blood vessels, with obstruction of the blood current, and growth of morbid tissue. It is manifested outwardly by redness and swelling, attended with heat and pain.

Inflammation (n.) Violent excitement; heat; passion; animosity; turbulence; as, an inflammation of the mind, of the body politic, or of parties.

Ingemination (n.) Repetition; reduplication; reiteration.

Ingeneration (n.) Act of ingenerating.

Inhabitation (n.) The act of inhabiting, or the state of being inhabited; indwelling.

Inhabitation (n.) Abode; place of dwelling; residence.

Inhabitation (n.) Population; inhabitants.

Inoccupation (n.) Want of occupation.

Inordination (n.) Deviation from custom, rule, or right; irregularity; inordinacy.

Inosculation (n.) The junction or connection of vessels, channels, or passages, so that their contents pass from one to the other; union by mouths or ducts; anastomosis; intercommunication; as, inosculation of veins, etc.

Inquartation (n.) Quartation.

Inquietation (n.) Disturbance.

Insalivation (n.) The mixing of the food with the saliva and other secretions of the mouth in eating.

Insanitation (n.) Lack of sanitation; careless or dangerous hygienic conditions.

Insemination (n.) A sowing.

Inspissation (n.) The act or the process of inspissating, or thickening a fluid substance, as by evaporation; also, the state of being so thickened.

Installation (n.) The act of installing or giving possession of an office, rank, or order, with the usual rites or ceremonies; as, the installation of an ordained minister in a parish.

Installation (n.) The whole of a system of machines, apparatus, and accessories, when set up and arranged for practical working, as in electric lighting, transmission of power, etc.

Instauration (n.) Restoration after decay, lapse, or dilapidation; renewal; repair; renovation; renaissance.

Instillation (n.) The of instilling; also, that which is instilled.

Insubjection (n.) Want of subjection or obedience; a state of disobedience, as to government.

Insubmission (n.) Want of submission; disobedience; noncompliance.

Insufflation (n.) The act of breathing on or into anything

Insufflation (n.) The breathing upon a person in the sacrament of baptism to symbolize the inspiration of a new spiritual life.

Insufflation (n.) The act of blowing (a gas, powder, or vapor) into any cavity of the body.

Insurrection (n.) A rising against civil or political authority, or the established government; open and active opposition to the execution of law in a city or state.

Insurrection (n.) A rising in mass to oppose an enemy.

Integumation (n.) That part of physiology which treats of the integuments of animals and plants.

Intellection (n.) A mental act or process; especially: (a) The act of understanding; simple apprehension of ideas; intuition. Bentley. (b) A creation of the mind itself.

Inteneration (n.) The act or process of intenerating, or the state of being intenerated; softening.

Interception (n.) The act of intercepting; as, interception of a letter; interception of the enemy.

Intercession (n.) The act of interceding; mediation; interposition between parties at variance, with a view to reconcilation; prayer, petition, or entreaty in favor of, or (less often) against, another or others.

Interclusion (n.) Interception; a stopping / obstruction.

Interdiction (n.) The act of interdicting; prohibition; prohibiting decree; curse; interdict.

Interjection (n.) The act of interjecting or throwing between; also, that which is interjected.

Interjection (n.) A word or form of speech thrown in to express emotion or feeling, as O! Alas! Ha ha! Begone! etc. Compare Exclamation.

Intermeation (n.) A flowing between.

Intermention (v. t.) To mention among other things, or casually or incidentally.

Intermission (n.) The act or the state of intermitting; the state of being neglected or disused; disuse; discontinuance.

Intermission (n.) Cessation for a time; an intervening period of time; an interval; a temporary pause; as, to labor without intermission; an intermission of ten minutes.

Intermission (n.) The temporary cessation or subsidence of a fever; the space of time between the paroxysms of a disease. Intermission is an entire cessation, as distinguished from remission, or abatement of fever.

Intermission (n.) Intervention; interposition.

Internection (n.) Intimate connection.

Interruption (n.) The act of interrupting, or breaking in upon.

Interruption (n.) The state of being interrupted; a breach or break, caused by the abrupt intervention of something foreign; intervention; interposition.

Interruption (n.) Obstruction caused by breaking in upon course, current, progress, or motion; stop; hindrance; as, the author has met with many interruptions in the execution of his work; the speaker or the argument proceeds without interruption.

Interruption (n.) Temporary cessation; intermission; suspension.

Intersection (n.) The act, state, or place of intersecting.

Intersection (n.) The point or

Interstition (n.) An intervening period of time; interval.

Intervention (n.) The act of intervening; interposition.

Intervention (n.) Any interference that may affect the interests of others; especially, of one or more states with the affairs of another; mediation.

Intervention (n.) The act by which a third person, to protect his own interest, interposes and becomes a party to a suit pending between other parties.

Intimidation (n.) The act of making timid or fearful or of deterring by threats; the state of being intimidated; as, the voters were kept from the polls by intimidation.

Intoleration (n.) Intolerance; want of toleration; refusal to tolerate a difference of opinion.

Intoxication (n.) A poisoning, as by a spirituous or a narcotic substance.

Intoxication (n.) The state of being intoxicated or drunk; inebriation; ebriety; drunkenness; the act of intoxicating or making drunk.

Intoxication (n.) A high excitement of mind; an elation which rises to enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness.

Introcession (n.) A depression, or inward sinking of parts.

Introduction (n.) The act of introducing, or bringing to notice.

Introduction (n.) The act of formally making persons known to each other; a presentation or making known of one person to another by name; as, the introduction of one stranger to another.

Introduction (n.) That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium.

Introduction (n.) A formal and elaborate preliminary treatise; specifically, a treatise introductory to other treatises, or to a course of study; a guide; as, an introduction to English literature.

Intromission (n.) The act of sending in or of putting in; insertion.

Intromission (n.) The act of letting go in; admission.

Intromission (n.) An intermeddling with the affairs of another, either on legal grounds or without authority.

Introversion (n.) The act of introverting, or the state of being introverted; the act of turning the mind inward.

Invagination (n.) The condition of an invaginated organ or part.

Invagination (n.) One of the methods by which the various germinal layers of the ovum are differentiated.

Invalidation (n.) The act of inavlidating, or the state of being invalidated.

Inveteration (n.) The act of making inveterate.

Invigoration (n.) The act of invigorating, or the state of being invigorated.

Irreflection (n.) Want of reflection.

Irresolution (n.) Want of resolution; want of decision in purpose; a fluctuation of mind, as in doubt, or between hope and fear; irresoluteness; indecision; vacillation.

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Jurisdiction (a.) The authority of a sovereign power to govern or legislate; the right of making or enforcing laws; the power or right of exercising authority.

Jurisdiction (a.) Sphere of authority; the limits within which any particular power may be exercised, or within which a government or a court has authority.

Lachrymation (n.) The act of shedding tears; weeping.

Latinization (n.) The act or process of Latinizing, as a word, language, or country.

Legalization (n.) The act of making legal.

Legitimation (n.) The act of making legitimate.

Legitimation (n.) Lawful birth.

Liquefaction (n.) The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; especially, the conversion of a solid into a liquid by the sole agency of heat.

Liquefaction (n.) The state of being liquid.

Liquefaction (n.) The act, process, or method, of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid by means of cold or pressure; as, the liquefaction of oxygen or hydrogen.

Localization (n.) Act of localizing, or state of being localized.

Lubrifaction (n.) The act of lubricating, or making smooth.

Ludification (n.) The act of deriding.

Madefication (n.) The act of madefying, or making wet; the state of that which is made wet.

Malexecution (n.) Bad execution.

Malformation (n.) Ill formation; irregular or anomalous formation; abnormal or wrong conformation or structure.

Malnutrition (n.) Faulty or imperfect nutrition.

Malversation (n.) Evil conduct; fraudulent practices; misbehavior, corruption, or extortion in office.

Manipulation (n.) The act or process of manipulating, or the state of being manipulated; the act of handling work by hand; use of the hands, in an artistic or skillful manner, in science or art.

Manipulation (n.) The use of the hands in mesmeric operations.

Manipulation (n.) Artful management; as, the manipulation of political bodies; sometimes, a management or treatment for purposes of deception or fraud.

Masturbation (n.) Onanism; self-pollution.

Maximization (n.) The act or process of increasing to the highest degree.

Menstruation (n.) The discharge of the menses; also, the state or the period of menstruating.

Minimization (n.) The act or process of minimizing.

Ministration (n.) The act of ministering; service; ministry.

Misaffection (n.) An evil or wrong affection; the state of being ill affected.

Misdirection (n.) The act of directing wrongly, or the state of being so directed.

Misdirection (n.) An error of a judge in charging the jury on a matter of law.

Misformation (n.) Malformation.

Mislactation (n.) Defective flow or vitiated condition of the milk.

Misquotation (n.) Erroneous or inaccurate quotation.

Missummation (n.) Wrong summation.

Mistradition (n.) A wrong tradition.

Mobilization (n.) The act of mobilizing.

Modification (n.) The act of modifying, or the state of being modified; a modified form or condition; state as modified; a change; as, the modification of an opinion, or of a machine; the various modifications of light.

Monetization (n.) The act or process of converting into money, or of adopting as money; as, the monetization of silver.

Moralization (n.) The act of moralizing; moral reflections or discourse.

Moralization (n.) Explanation in a moral sense.

Morigeration (n.) Obsequiousness; obedience.

Nasalization (n.) The act of nasalizing, or the state of being nasalized.

Nebulization (n.) The act or process of nebulizing; atomization.

Nidification (n.) The act or process of building a nest.

Nobilitation (n.) The act of making noble.

Nonadmission (n.) Failure to be admitted.

Nonattention (n.) Inattention.

Noncommunion (n.) Neglect or failure of communion.

Nonexecution (n.) Neglect or failure of execution; nonperformance.

Nonrendition (n.) Neglect of rendition; the not rendering what is due.

Notification (n.) The act of notifying, or giving notice; the act of making known; especially, the act of giving official notice or information to the public or to individuals, corporations, companies, or societies, by words, by writing, or by other means.

Notification (n.) Notice given in words or writing, or by signs.

Notification (n.) The writing which communicates information; an advertisement, or citation, etc.

Nudification (n.) The act of making nude.

Obliteration (n.) The act of obliterating, or the state of being obliterated; extinction.

Obtrectation (n.) Slander; detraction; calumny.

Obtruncation (n.) The act of lopping or cutting off.

Orbiculation (n.) The state or quality of being orbiculate; orbicularness.

Organization (n.) The act of organizing; the act of arranging in a systematic way for use or action; as, the organization of an army, or of a deliberative body.

Organization (n.) The state of being organized; also, the relations included in such a state or condition.

Organization (n.) That which is organized; an organized existence; an organism

Organization (n.) an arrangement of parts for the performance of the functions necessary to life.

Ossification (n.) The formation of bone; the process, in the growth of an animal, by which inorganic material (mainly lime salts) is deposited in cartilage or membrane, forming bony tissue; ostosis.

Ossification (n.) The state of being changed into a bony substance; also, a mass or point of ossified tissue.

Overexertion (n.) Excessive exertion.

Pacification (n.) The act or process of pacifying, or of making peace between parties at variance; reconciliation.

Palification (n.) The act or practice of driving piles or posts into the ground to make it firm.

Panification (n.) The act or process of making bread.

Paralyzation (n.) The act or process of paralyzing, or the state of being paralyzed.

Pediculation (n.) Phthiriasis.

Pernoctation (n.) The act or state of passing the whole night; a remaining all night.

Peroxidation (n.) Act, process, or result of peroxidizing; oxidation to a peroxide.

Perpetration (n.) The act of perpetrating; a doing; -- commonly used of doing something wrong, as a crime.

Perpetration (n.) The thing perpetrated; an evil action.

Perpetuation (n.) The act of making perpetual, or of preserving from extinction through an endless existence, or for an indefinite period of time; continuance.

Perquisition (n.) A thorough inquiry of search.

Perspiration (n.) The act or process of perspiring.

Perspiration (n.) That which is excreted through the skin; sweat.

Perturbation (n.) The act of perturbing, or the state of being perturbed; esp., agitation of mind.

Perturbation (n.) A disturbance in the regular elliptic or other motion of a heavenly body, produced by some force additional to that which causes its regular motion; as, the perturbations of the planets are caused by their attraction on each other.

Petrifaction (n.) The process of petrifying, or changing into stone; conversion of any organic matter (animal or vegetable) into stone, or a substance of stony hardness.

Petrifaction (n.) The state or condition of being petrified.

Petrifaction (n.) That which is petrified; popularly, a body incrusted with stony matter; an incrustation.

Petrifaction (n.) Fig.: Hardness; callousness; obduracy.

Pigmentation (n.) A deposition, esp. an excessive deposition, of coloring matter; as, pigmentation of the liver.

Pistillation (n.) The act of pounding or breaking in a mortar; pestillation.

Placentation (n.) The mode of formation of the placenta in different animals; as, the placentation of mammals.

Placentation (n.) The mode in which the placenta is arranged or composed; as, axile placentation; parietal placentation.

Polarization (n.) The act of polarizing; the state of being polarized, or of having polarity.

Polarization (n.) A peculiar affection or condition of the rays of light or heat, in consequence of which they exhibit different properties in different directions.

Postillation (n.) The act of postillating; exposition of Scripture in preaching.

Postposition (n.) The act of placing after, or the state of being placed after.

Postposition (n.) A word or particle placed after, or at the end of, another word; -- distinguished from preposition.

Precognition (n.) Previous cognition.

Precognition (n.) A preliminary examination of a criminal case with reference to a prosecution.

Precondition (n.) A previous or antecedent condition; a preliminary condition.

Predigestion (n.) Digestion too soon performed; hasty digestion.

Predigestion (n.) Artificial digestion of food for use in illness or impaired digestion.

Predilection (n.) A previous liking; a prepossession of mind in favor of something; predisposition to choose or like; partiality.

Prefloration (n.) Aestivation.

Prefoliation (n.) Vernation.

Preformation (n.) An old theory of the preexistence of germs. Cf. Embo/tement.

Pregustation (n.) The act of tasting beforehand; foretaste.

Prescription (n.) The act of prescribing, directing, or dictating; direction; precept; also, that which is prescribed.

Prescription (n.) A direction of a remedy or of remedies for a disease, and the manner of using them; a medical recipe; also, a prescribed remedy.

Prescription (n.) A prescribing for title; the claim of title to a thing by virtue immemorial use and enjoyment; the right or title acquired by possession had during the time and in the manner fixed by law.

Presensation (n.) Previous sensation, notion, or idea.

Presentation (n.) The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; a setting forth; an offering; bestowal.

Presentation (n.) exhibition; representation; display; appearance; semblance; show.

Presentation (n.) That which is presented or given; a present; a gift, as, the picture was a presentation.

Presentation (n.) The act of offering a clergyman to the bishop or ordinary for institution in a benefice; the right of presenting a clergyman.

Presentation (n.) The particular position of the child during labor relatively to the passage though which it is to be brought forth; -- specifically designated by the part which first appears at the mouth of the uterus; as, a breech presentation.

Preservation (n.) The act or process of preserving, or keeping safe; the state of being preserved, or kept from injury, destruction, or decay; security; safety; as, preservation of life, fruit, game, etc.; a picture in good preservation.

Proclamation (n.) The act of proclaiming; official or general notice; publication.

Proclamation (n.) That which is proclaimed, publicly announced, or officially declared; a published ordinance; as, the proclamation of a king; a Thanksgiving proclamation.

Profligation (n.) Defeat; rout; overthrow.

Prolongation (n.) The act of lengthening in space or in time; extension; protraction.

Prolongation (n.) That which forms an additional length.

Promulgation (n.) The act of promulgating; publication; open declaration; as, the promulgation of the gospel.

Propitiation (n.) The act of appeasing the wrath and conciliating the favor of an offended person; the act of making propitious.

Propitiation (n.) That which propitiates; atonement or atoning sacrifice; specifically, the influence or effects of the death of Christ in appeasing the divine justice, and conciliating the divine favor.

Propugnation (n.) Means of defense; defense.

Propulsation (n.) The act of driving away or repelling; a keeping at a distance.

Proscription (n.) The act of proscribing; a dooming to death or exile; outlawry; specifically, among the ancient Romans, the public offer of a reward for the head of a political enemy; as, under the triumvirate, many of the best Roman citizens fell by proscription.

Proscription (n.) The state of being proscribed; denunciation; interdiction; prohibition.

Prostitution (n.) The act or practice of prostituting or offering the body to an indiscriminate intercourse with men; common lewdness of a woman.

Prostitution (n.) The act of setting one's self to sale, or of devoting to infamous purposes what is in one's power; as, the prostitution of abilities; the prostitution of the press.

Protestation (n.) The act of making a protest; a public avowal; a solemn declaration, especially of dissent.

Protestation (n.) Formerly, a declaration in common-law pleading, by which the party interposes an oblique allegation or denial of some fact, protesting that it does or does not exist, and at the same time avoiding a direct affirmation or denial.

Prothalamion (n.) Alt. of Prothalamium

Puncturation (n.) The act or process of puncturing. See Acupuncture.

Purification (n.) The act of purifying; the act or operation of separating and removing from anything that which is impure or noxious, or heterogeneous or foreign to it; as, the purification of liquors, or of metals.

Purification (n.) The act or operation of cleansing ceremonially, by removing any pollution or defilement.

Purification (n.) A cleansing from guilt or the pollution of sin; the extinction of sinful desires, appetites, and inclinations.

Putrefaction (n.) The act or the process of putrefying; the offensive decay of albuminous or other matter.

Putrefaction (n.) The condition of being putrefied; also, that which putrefied.

Ramification (n.) The process of branching, or the development of branches or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.

Ramification (n.) A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main stock or channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or nerve.

Ramification (n.) A division into principal and subordinate classes, heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as, the ramifications of a subject or scheme.

Ramification (n.) The production of branchlike figures.

Rarification (n.) See Rarefaction.

Ratification (n.) The act of ratifying; the state of being ratified; confirmation; sanction; as, the ratification of a treaty.

Ratihabition (n.) Confirmation or approbation, as of an act or contract.

Reabsorption (n.) The act or process of reabsorbing.

Reamputation (n.) The second of two amputations performed upon the same member.

Salification (n.) The act, process, or result of salifying; the state of being salified.

Satisfaction (n.) The act of satisfying, or the state of being satisfied; gratification of desire; contentment in possession and enjoyment; repose of mind resulting from compliance with its desires or demands.

Satisfaction (n.) Settlement of a claim, due, or demand; payment; indemnification; adequate compensation.

Satisfaction (n.) That which satisfies or gratifies; atonement.

Sciscitation (n.) The act of inquiring; inquiry; demand.

Scutellation (n.) the entire covering, or mode of arrangement, of scales, as on the legs and feet of a bird.

Sea scorpion () A European sculpin (Cottus scorpius) having the head armed with short spines.

Sea scorpion () The scorpene.

Segmentation (n.) The act or process of dividing into segments; specifically (Biol.), a self-division into segments as a result of growth; cell cleavage; cell multiplication; endogenous cell formation.

Self-opinion (n.) Opinion, especially high opinion, of one's self; an overweening estimate of one's self or of one's own opinion.

Sentisection (n.) Painful vivisection; -- opposed to callisection.

Solarization (n.) Injury of a photographic picture caused by exposing it for too long a time to the sun's light in the camera; burning; excessive insolation.

Sonification (n.) The act of producing sound, as the stridulation of insects.

Sphacelation (n.) The process of becoming or making gangrenous; mortification.

Splenization (n.) A morbid state of the lung produced by inflammation, in which its tissue resembles that of the spleen.

Stercoration (n.) Manuring with dung.

Sternutation (n.) The act of sneezing.

Stridulation (n.) The act of stridulating.

Stridulation (n.) The act of making shrill sounds or musical notes by rubbing together certain hard parts, as is done by the males of many insects, especially by Orthoptera, such as crickets, grasshoppers, and locusts.

Stridulation (n.) The noise itself.

Strobilation (n.) The act or phenomenon of spontaneously dividing transversely, as do certain species of annelids and helminths; transverse fission. See Illust. under Syllidian.

Stupefaction (n.) The act of stupefying, or the state of being stupefied.

Subagitation (n.) Unlawful sexual intercourse.

Subhastation (n.) A public sale or auction.


Subsannation (n.) Derision; mockery.

Subscription (n.) The act of subscribing.

Subscription (n.) That which is subscribed.

Subscription (n.) A paper to which a signature is attached.

Subscription (n.) The signature attached to a paper.

Subscription (n.) Consent or attestation by underwriting the name.

Subscription (n.) Sum subscribed; amount of sums subscribed; as, an individual subscription to a fund.

Subscription (n.) The acceptance of articles, or other tests tending to promote uniformity; esp. (Ch. of Eng.), formal assent to the Thirty-nine Articles and the Book of Common Prayer, required before ordination.

Subscription (n.) Submission; obedience.

Subscription (n.) That part of a prescription which contains the direction to the apothecary.

Subscription (n.) A method of purchasing items produced periodically in a series, as newspapers or magazines, in which a certain number of the items are delivered as produced, without need for ordering each item individually; also, the purchase thus executed.

Subsinnation (n.) The act of writing the name under something, as for attestation.

Substitution (n.) The act of substituting or putting one person or thing in the place of another; as, the substitution of an agent, attorney, or representative to act for one in his absense; the substitution of bank notes for gold and silver as a circulating medium.

Substitution (n.) The state of being substituted for another.

Substitution (n.) The office or authority of one acting for another; delegated authority.

Substitution (n.) The designation of a person in a will to take a devise or legacy, either on failure of a former devisee or legatee by incapacity or unwillingness to accept, or after him.

Substitution (n.) The doctrine that Christ suffered vicariously, being substituted for the sinner, and that his sufferings were expiatory.

Substitution (n.) The act or process of substituting an atom or radical for another atom or radical; metethesis; also, the state of being so substituted. See Metathesis.

Substraction (n.) Subtraction; deduction.

Substraction (n.) See Subtraction, 3.

Substruction (n.) Underbuilding; the foundation, or any preliminary structure intended to raise the lower floor or basement of a building above the natural level of the ground.

Succussation (n.) A trot or trotting.

Succussation (n.) A shaking; succussion.

Suggillation (n.) A livid, or black and blue, mark; a blow; a bruise.

Sulphuration (n.) The act or process of combining or impregnating with sulphur or its compounds; also, the state of being so combined or impregnated.

Supersession (n.) The act of superseding, or the state of being superseded; supersedure.

Superstition (n.) An excessive reverence for, or fear of, that which is unknown or mysterious.

Superstition (n.) The worship of a false god or gods; false religion; religious veneration for objects.

Superstition (n.) Belief in the direct agency of superior powers in certain extraordinary or singular events, or in magic, omens, prognostics, or the like.

Superstition (n.) Excessive nicety; scrupulous exactness.

Supervention (n.) The act of supervening.

Suppalpation (n.) The act of enticing by soft words; enticement.

Supplication (n.) The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in worship.

Supplication (n.) A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty.

Supplication (n.) A religious solemnity observed in consequence of some military success, and also, in times of distress and danger, to avert the anger of the gods.

Supportation (n.) Maintenance; support.

Suspensation (n.) The act of suspending, or the state of being suspended, especially for a short time; temporary suspension.

Sustentation (n.) The act of sustaining, or the state of being sustained; preservation from falling; support; sustenance; maintenance.

Sustentation (n.) The aggregate of the functions by which a living organism is maintained in a normal condition of weight and growth.

Tessellation (n.) The act of tessellating; also, the mosaic work so formed.

Tetanization (n.) The production or condition of tetanus.

Theorization (n.) The act or product of theorizing; the formation of a theory or theories; speculation.

Torrefaction (n.) The act or process of torrefying, or the state of being torrefied.

Tractoration (n.) See Perkinism.

trades union () Alt. of Trade union

Transcension (n.) The act of transcending, or surpassing; also, passage over.

Transcursion (n.) A rambling or ramble; a passage over bounds; an excursion.

Transduction (n.) The act of conveying over.

Transmeation (n.) The act of transmeating; a passing through or beyond.

Transmission (n.) The act of transmitting, or the state of being transmitted; as, the transmission of letters, writings, papers, news, and the like, from one country to another; the transmission of rights, titles, or privileges, from father to son, or from one generation to another.

Transmission (n.) The right possessed by an heir or legatee of transmitting to his successor or successors any inheritance, legacy, right, or privilege, to which he is entitled, even if he should die without enjoying or exercising it.

Transudation (n.) The act or process of transuding.

Transudation (n.) Same as Exosmose.

Transumption (n.) Act of taking from one place to another.

Transvection (n.) The act of conveying or carrying over.

Transversion (n.) The act of changing from prose into verse, or from verse into prose.

Tripartition (n.) A division by threes, or into three parts; the taking of a third part of any number or quantity.

Triplication (n.) The act of tripling, or making threefold, or adding three together.

Triplication (n.) Same as Surrejoinder.

Tripudiation (n.) The act of dancing.

Trullization (n.) The act of laying on coats of plaster with a trowel.

Tumultuation (n.) Irregular or disorderly movement; commotion; as, the tumultuation of the parts of a fluid.

Typification (n.) The act of typifying, or representing by a figure.

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Mark McCracken

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