8 letter words ending in ion

Abaction (n.) Stealing cattle on a large scale.

Ablation (n.) A carrying or taking away; removal.

Ablation (n.) Extirpation.

Ablation (n.) Wearing away; superficial waste.

Ablution (n.) The act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it, as a religious rite.

Ablution (n.) The water used in cleansing.

Ablution (n.) A small quantity of wine and water, which is used to wash the priest's thumb and index finger after the communion, and which then, as perhaps containing portions of the consecrated elements, is drunk by the priest.

Abluvion (n.) That which is washed off.

Abortion (n.) The act of giving premature birth; particularly, the expulsion of the human fetus prematurely, or before it is capable of sustaining life; miscarriage.

Abortion (n.) The immature product of an untimely birth.

Abortion (n.) Arrest of development of any organ, so that it remains an imperfect formation or is absorbed.

Abortion (n.) Any fruit or produce that does not come to maturity, or anything which in its progress, before it is matured or perfect; a complete failure; as, his attempt proved an abortion.

Abrasion (n.) The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins.

Abrasion (n.) The substance rubbed off.

Abrasion (n.) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.

Acromion (n.) The outer extremity of the shoulder blade.

Acuation (n.) Act of sharpening.

Acuition (n.) The act of sharpening.

Adaption (n.) Adaptation.

Addition (n.) The act of adding two or more things together; -- opposed to subtraction or diminution.

Addition (n.) Anything added; increase; augmentation; as, a piazza is an addition to a building.

Addition (n.) That part of arithmetic which treats of adding numbers.

Addition (n.) A dot at the right side of a note as an indication that its sound is to be lengthened one half.

Addition (n.) A title annexed to a man's name, to identify him more precisely; as, John Doe, Esq.; Richard Roe, Gent.; Robert Dale, Mason; Thomas Way, of New York; a mark of distinction; a title.

Addition (n.) Something added to a coat of arms, as a mark of honor; -- opposed to abatement.

Adeption (a.) An obtaining; attainment.

Adhesion (n.) The action of sticking; the state of being attached; intimate union; as, the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, or the like.

Adhesion (n.) Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy.

Adhesion (n.) Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.

Adhesion (n.) The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion.

Adhesion (n.) Union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.

Adhesion (n.) The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.

Adnation (n.) The adhesion or cohesion of different floral verticils or sets of organs.

Adoption (n.) The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.

Adoption (n.) Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.

Adoption (n.) The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.

Adustion (n.) The act of burning, or heating to dryness; the state of being thus heated or dried.

Adustion (n.) Cauterization.

Aeration (n.) Exposure to the free action of the air; airing; as, aeration of soil, of spawn, etc.

Aeration (n.) A change produced in the blood by exposure to the air in respiration; oxygenation of the blood in respiration; arterialization.

Aeration (n.) The act or preparation of charging with carbonic acid gas or with oxygen.

Affixion (n.) Affixture.

Affusion (n.) The act of pouring upon, or sprinkling with a liquid, as water upon a child in baptism.

Affusion (n.) The act of pouring water or other fluid on the whole or a part of the body, as a remedy in disease.

Agnation (n.) Consanguinity by a

Agnition (n.) Acknowledgment.

Allerion (n.) Am eagle without beak or feet, with expanded wings.

Allision (n.) The act of dashing against, or striking upon.

Allusion (n.) A figurative or symbolical reference.

Allusion (n.) A reference to something supposed to be known, but not explicitly mentioned; a covert indication; indirect reference; a hint.

Alluvion (n.) Wash or flow of water against the shore or bank.

Alluvion (n.) An overflowing; an inundation; a flood.

Alluvion (n.) Matter deposited by an inundation or the action of flowing water; alluvium.

Alluvion (n.) An accession of land gradually washed to the shore or bank by the flowing of water. See Accretion.

Ambition (n.) The act of going about to solicit or obtain an office, or any other object of desire; canvassing.

Ambition (n.) An eager, and sometimes an inordinate, desire for preferment, honor, superiority, power, or the attainment of something.

Ambition (v. t.) To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.

Amission (n.) Deprivation; loss.

Annexion (n.) Annexation.

Ant-lion (n.) A neuropterous insect, the larva of which makes in the sand a pitfall to capture ants, etc. The common American species is Myrmeleon obsoletus, the European is M. formicarius.

Apertion (n.) The act of opening; an opening; an aperture.

Aphelion (n.) That point of a planet's or comet's orbit which is most distant from the sun, the opposite point being the perihelion.

Arrosion (n.) A gnawing.

Asterion (n.) The point on the side of the skull where the lambdoid, parieto-mastoid and occipito-mastoid sutures.

Audition (n.) The act of hearing or listening; hearing.

Aversion (n.) A turning away.

Aversion (n.) Opposition or repugnance of mind; fixed dislike; antipathy; disinclination; reluctance.

Aversion (n.) The object of dislike or repugnance.

Aviation (n.) The art or science of flying.

Avulsion (n.) A tearing asunder; a forcible separation.

Avulsion (n.) A fragment torn off.

Cenation (n.) Meal-taking; dining or supping.

Chappion (n.) One who engages in any contest; esp. one who in ancient times contended in single combat in behalf of another's honor or rights; or one who acts or speaks in behalf of a person or a cause; a defender; an advocate; a hero.

Chappion (n.) One who by defeating all rivals, has obtained an acknowledged supremacy in any branch of athetics or game of skill, and is ready to contend with any rival; as, the champion of England.

Champion (v. t.) To furnish with a champion; to attend or defend as champion; to support or maintain; to protect.

Cibation (n.) The act of taking food.

Cibation (n.) The process or operation of feeding the contents of the crucible with fresh material.

Citation (n.) An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.

Citation (n.) The act of citing a passage from a book, or from another person, in his own words; also, the passage or words quoted; quotation.

Citation (n.) Enumeration; mention; as, a citation of facts.

Citation (n.) A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.

Coaction (n.) Force; compulsion, either in restraining or impelling.

Coercion (n.) The act or process of coercing.

Cohesion (n.) The act or state of sticking together; close union.

Cohesion (n.) That from of attraction by which the particles of a body are united throughout the mass, whether like or unlike; -- distinguished from adhesion, which unites bodies by their adjacent surfaces.

Cohesion (n.) Logical agreement and dependence; as, the cohesion of ideas.

Colation (n.) The act or process of straining or filtering.

Conation (n.) The power or act which directs or impels to effort of any kind, whether muscular or psychical.

Creation (n.) The act of creating or causing to exist. Specifically, the act of bringing the universe or this world into existence.

Creation (n.) That which is created; that which is produced or caused to exist, as the world or some original work of art or of the imagination; nature.

Creation (n.) The act of constituting or investing with a new character; appointment; formation.

Cubation (n.) The act of lying down; a reclining.

Curation (n.) Cure; healing.

Decision (n.) Cutting off; division; detachment of a part.

Decision (n.) The act of deciding; act of settling or terminating, as a controversy, by giving judgment on the matter at issue; determination, as of a question or doubt; settlement; conclusion.

Decision (n.) An account or report of a conclusion, especially of a legal adjudication or judicial determination of a question or cause; as, a decision of arbitrators; a decision of the Supreme Court.

Decision (n.) The quality of being decided; prompt and fixed determination; unwavering firmness; as, to manifest great decision.

Decurion (n.) A head or chief over ten; especially, an officer who commanded a division of ten soldiers.

Dedition (n.) The act of yielding; surrender.

Delation (n.) Conveyance.

Delation (n.) Accusation by an informer.

Deletion (n.) Act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction.

Delusion (n.) The act of deluding; deception; a misleading of the mind.

Delusion (n.) The state of being deluded or misled.

Delusion (n.) That which is falsely or delusively believed or propagated; false belief; error in belief.

Derision (n.) The act of deriding, or the state of being derided; mockery; scornful or contemptuous treatment which holds one up to ridicule.

Derision (n.) An object of derision or scorn; a laughing-stock.

Desition (n.) An end or ending.

Devotion (n.) The act of devoting; consecration.

Devotion (n.) The state of being devoted; addiction; eager inclination; strong attachment love or affection; zeal; especially, feelings toward God appropriately expressed by acts of worship; devoutness.

Devotion (n.) Act of devotedness or devoutness; manifestation of strong attachment; act of worship; prayer.

Devotion (n.) Disposal; power of disposal.

Devotion (n.) A thing consecrated; an object of devotion.

Dilation (n.) Delay.

Dilation (n.) The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation.

Dilution (n.) The act of diluting, or the state of being diluted.

Disunion (n.) The termination of union; separation; disjunction; as, the disunion of the body and the soul.

Disunion (n.) A breach of concord and its effect; alienation.

Disunion (n.) The termination or disruption of the union of the States forming the United States.

Ditation (n.) The act of making rich; enrichment.

Division (n.) The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.

Division (n.) That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.

Division (n.) The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.

Division (n.) Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.

Division (n.) Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.

Division (n.) Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.

Division (n.) The process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the reverse of multiplication; also, the rule by which the operation is performed.

Division (n.) The separation of a genus into its constituent species.

Division (n.) Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.

Division (n.) Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.

Division (n.) One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.

Division (n.) One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.

Division (n.) A course of notes so running into each other as to form one series or chain, to be sung in one breath to one syllable.

Division (n.) The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.

Division (n.) A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.

Dominion (n.) Sovereign or supreme authority; the power of governing and controlling; independent right of possession, use, and control; sovereignty; supremacy.

Dominion (n.) Superior prominence; predominance; ascendency.

Dominion (n.) That which is governed; territory over which authority is exercised; the tract, district, or county, considered as subject; as, the dominions of a king. Also used figuratively; as, the dominion of the passions.

Dominion (n.) A supposed high order of angels; dominations. See Domination, 3.

Donation (n.) The act of giving or bestowing; a grant.

Donation (n.) That which is given as a present; that which is transferred to another gratuitously; a gift.

Donation (n.) The act or contract by which a person voluntarily transfers the title to a thing of which be is the owner, from himself to another, without any consideration, as a free gift.

Dotation (n.) The act of endowing, or bestowing a marriage portion on a woman.

Dotation (n.) Endowment; establishment of funds for support, as of a hospital or eleemosynary corporation.

Duration (n.) The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists.

Eduction (n.) The act of drawing out or bringing into view.

Effusion (n.) The act of pouring out; as, effusion of water, of blood, of grace, of words, and the like.

Effusion (n.) That which is poured out, literally or figuratively.

Effusion (n.) The escape of a fluid out of its natural vessel, either by rupture of the vessel, or by exudation through its walls. It may pass into the substance of an organ, or issue upon a free surface.

Effusion (n.) The liquid escaping or exuded.

Egestion (n.) Act or process of egesting; a voiding.

Ejection (n.) The act of ejecting or casting out; discharge; expulsion; evacuation.

Ejection (n.) The act or process of discharging anything from the body, particularly the excretions.

Ejection (n.) The state of being ejected or cast out; dispossession; banishment.

Elapsion (n.) The act of elapsing.

Election (a.) The act of choosing; choice; selection.

Election (a.) The act of choosing a person to fill an office, or to membership in a society, as by ballot, uplifted hands, or viva voce; as, the election of a president or a mayor.

Election (a.) Power of choosing; free will; liberty to choose or act.

Election (a.) Discriminating choice; discernment.

Election (a.) Divine choice; predestination of individuals as objects of mercy and salvation; -- one of the "five points" of Calvinism.

Election (a.) The choice, made by a party, of two alternatives, by taking one of which, the chooser is excluded from the other.

Election (a.) Those who are elected.

Emersion (n.) The act of emerging, or of rising out of anything; as, emersion from the sea; emersion from obscurity or difficulties.

Emersion (n.) The reappearance of a heavenly body after an eclipse or occultation; as, the emersion of the moon from the shadow of the earth; the emersion of a star from behind the moon.

Emiction (n.) The voiding of urine.

Emiction (n.) What is voided by the urinary passages; urine.

Emission (n.) The act of sending or throwing out; the act of sending forth or putting into circulation; issue; as, the emission of light from the sun; the emission of heat from a fire; the emission of bank notes.

Emission (n.) That which is sent out, issued, or put in circulation at one time; issue; as, the emission was mostly blood.

Emulsion (n.) Any liquid preparation of a color and consistency resembling milk; as: (a) In pharmacy, an extract of seeds, or a mixture of oil and water united by a mucilaginous substance. (b) In photography, a liquid preparation of collodion holding salt of silver, used in the photographic process.

Encomion (n.) Encomium; panegyric.

Ennation (n.) The ninth segment in insects.

Equation (n.) A making equal; equal division; equality; equilibrium.

Erection (n.) The act of erecting, or raising upright; the act of constructing, as a building or a wall, or of fitting together the parts of, as a machine; the act of founding or establishing, as a commonwealth or an office; also, the act of rousing to excitement or courage.

Erection (n.) The state of being erected, lifted up, built, established, or founded; exaltation of feelings or purposes.

Erection (n.) State of being stretched to stiffness; tension.

Erection (n.) Anything erected; a building of any kind.

Erection (n.) The state of a part which, from having been soft, has become hard and swollen by the accumulation of blood in the erectile tissue.

Ereption (n.) A snatching away.

Erration (n.) A wandering; a roving about.

Eruption (n.) The act of breaking out or bursting forth; as: (a) A violent throwing out of flames, lava, etc., as from a volcano of a fissure in the earth's crust. (b) A sudden and overwhelming hostile movement of armed men from one country to another. Milton. (c) A violent commotion.

Eruption (n.) That which bursts forth.

Eruption (n.) A violent exclamation; ejaculation.

Eruption (n.) The breaking out of pimples, or an efflorescence, as in measles, scarlatina, etc.

Eupryion (n.) A contrivance for obtaining a light instantaneous, as a lucifer match.

Evection () The act of carrying up or away; exaltation.

Evection () An inequality of the moon's motion is its orbit to the attraction of the sun, by which the equation of the center is diminished at the syzygies, and increased at the quadratures by about 1! 20'.

Evection () The libration of the moon.

Eversion (n.) The act of eversing; destruction.

Eversion (n.) The state of being turned back or outward; as, eversion of eyelids; ectropium.

Eviction (n.) The act or process of evicting; or state of being evicted; the recovery of lands, tenements, etc., from another's possession by due course of law; dispossession by paramount title or claim of such title; ejectment; ouster.

Eviction (n.) Conclusive evidence; proof.

Evulsion (n.) The act of plucking out; a rooting out.

Exaction (n.) The act of demanding with authority, and compelling to pay or yield; compulsion to give or furnish; a levying by force; a driving to compliance; as, the exaction to tribute or of obedience; hence, extortion.

Exaction (n.) That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice.

Excision (n.) The act of excising or cutting out or off; extirpation; destruction.

Excision (n.) The act of cutting off from the church; excommunication.

Excision (n.) The removal, especially of small parts, with a cutting instrument.

Exection (n.) See Exsection.

Exertion (n.) The act of exerting, or putting into motion or action; the active exercise of any power or faculty; an effort, esp. a laborious or perceptible effort; as, an exertion of strength or power; an exertion of the limbs or of the mind; it is an exertion for him to move, to-day.

Exustion (n.) The act or operation of burning up.

Falchion (n.) A broad-bladed sword, slightly curved, shorter and lighter than the ordinary sword; -- used in the Middle Ages.

Falchion (n.) A name given generally and poetically to a sword, especially to the swords of Oriental and fabled warriors.

Fauchion (n.) See Falchion.

Fetation (n.) The formation of a fetus in the womb; pregnancy.

Fixation (n.) The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.

Fixation (n.) The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.

Fixation (n.) The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.

Fixation (n.) A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals.

Flection (n.) The act of bending, or state of being bent.

Flection (n.) The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.

Fraction (n.) The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.

Fraction (n.) A portion; a fragment.

Fraction (n.) One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude.

Fraction (v. t.) To separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; -- frequently used with out; as, to fraction out a certain grade of oil from pretroleum.

Friation (n.) The act of breaking up or pulverizing.

Ftiction (n.) The act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; attrition; in hygiene, the act of rubbing the body with the hand, with flannel, or with a brush etc., to excite the skin to healthy action.

Ftiction (n.) The resistance which a body meets with from the surface on which it moves. It may be resistance to sliding motion, or to rolling motion.

Ftiction (n.) A clashing between two persons or parties in opinions or work; a disagreement tending to prevent or retard progress.

Fruition (n.) Use or possession of anything, especially such as is accompanied with pleasure or satisfaction; pleasure derived from possession or use.

Function (n.) The act of executing or performing any duty, office, or calling; per formance.

Function (n.) The appropriate action of any special organ or part of an animal or vegetable organism; as, the function of the heart or the limbs; the function of leaves, sap, roots, etc.; life is the sum of the functions of the various organs and parts of the body.

Function (n.) The natural or assigned action of any power or faculty, as of the soul, or of the intellect; the exertion of an energy of some determinate kind.

Function (n.) The course of action which peculiarly pertains to any public officer in church or state; the activity appropriate to any business or profession.

Function (v. i.) Alt. of Functionate

Ganglion (n.) A mass or knot of nervous matter, including nerve cells, usually forming an enlargement in the course of a nerve.

Ganglion (n.) A node, or gland in the lymphatic system; as, a lymphatic ganglion.

Ganglion (n.) A globular, hard, indolent tumor, situated somewhere on a tendon, and commonly formed by the effusion of a viscid fluid into it; -- called also weeping sinew.

Gelation (n.) The process of becoming solid by cooling; a cooling and solidifying.

Gumption (n.) Capacity; shrewdness; common sense.

Gumption (n.) The art of preparing colors.

Gumption (n.) Megilp.

Gyration (n.) The act of turning or whirling, as around a fixed center; a circular or spiral motion; motion about an axis; rotation; revolution.

Gyration (n.) One of the whorls of a spiral univalve shell.

Halation (n.) An appearance as of a halo of light, surrounding the edges of dark objects in a photographic picture.

Histrion (n.) A player.

Humation (n.) Interment; inhumation.

Hyperion (n.) The god of the sun; in the later mythology identified with Apollo, and distinguished for his beauty.

Ideation (n.) The faculty or capacity of the mind for forming ideas; the exercise of this capacity; the act of the mind by which objects of sense are apprehended and retained as objects of thought.

Ignition (n.) The act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire.

Ignition (n.) The state of being ignited or kindled.

Illation (n.) The act or process of inferring from premises or reasons; perception of the connection between ideas; that which is inferred; inference; deduction; conclusion.

Illision (n.) The act of dashing or striking against.

Illusion (n.) An unreal image presented to the bodily or mental vision; a deceptive appearance; a false show; mockery; hallucination.

Illusion (n.) Hence: Anything agreeably fascinating and charning; enchantment; witchery; glamour.

Illusion (n.) A sensation originated by some external object, but so modified as in any way to lead to an erroneous perception; as when the rolling of a wagon is mistaken for thunder.

Illusion (n.) A plain, delicate lace, usually of silk, used for veils, scarfs, dresses, etc.

Imbution (n.) An imbuing.

Inaction (n.) Want of action or activity; forbearance from labor; idleness; rest; inertness.

Incision (n.) The act of incising, or cutting into a substance.

Incision (n.) That which is produced by incising; the separation of the parts of any substance made by a cutting or pointed instrument; a cut; a gash.

Incision (n.) Separation or solution of viscid matter by medicines.

Inertion (n.) Want of activity or exertion; inertness; quietude.

Infusion (v. t.) The act of infusing, pouring in, or instilling; instillation; as, the infusion of good principles into the mind; the infusion of ardor or zeal.

Infusion (v. t.) That which is infused; suggestion; inspiration.

Infusion (v. t.) The act of plunging or dipping into a fluid; immersion.

Infusion (v. t.) The act or process of steeping or soaking any substance in water in order to extract its virtues.

Infusion (v. t.) The liquid extract obtained by this process.

Inhesion (n.) The state of existing, of being inherent, in something; inherence.

Innixion (n.) Act of leaning upon something; incumbency.

Insition (n.) The insertion of a scion in a stock; ingraftment.

Inustion (n.) The act of burning or branding.

Invasion (n.) The act of invading; the act of encroaching upon the rights or possessions of another; encroachment; trespass.

Invasion (n.) A warlike or hostile entrance into the possessions or domains of another; the incursion of an army for conquest or plunder.

Invasion (n.) The incoming or first attack of anything hurtful or pernicious; as, the invasion of a disease.

Invision (n.) Want of vision or of the power of seeing.

Irrision (n.) The act of laughing at another; derision.

Jobation (n.) A scolding; a hand, tedious reproof.

Junction (n.) The act of joining, or the state of being joined; union; combination; coalition; as, the junction of two armies or detachments; the junction of paths.

Junction (n.) The place or point of union, meeting, or junction; specifically, the place where two or more

Lavation (n.) A washing or cleansing.

Laxation (n.) The act of loosening or slackening, or the state of being loosened or slackened.

Legation (n.) The sending forth or commissioning one person to act for another.

Legation (n.) A legate, or envoy, and the persons associated with him in his mission; an embassy; or, in stricter usage, a diplomatic minister and his suite; a deputation.

Legation (n.) The place of business or official residence of a diplomatic minister at a foreign court or seat of government.

Legation (n.) A district under the jurisdiction of a legate.

Levation (n.) The act of raising; elevation; upward motion, as that produced by the action of a levator muscle.

Libation (n.) The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out.

Ligation (n.) The act of binding, or the state of being bound.

Ligation (n.) That which binds; bond; connection.

Limation (n.) The act of filing or polishing.

Location (n.) The act or process of locating.

Location (n.) Situation; place; locality.

Location (n.) That which is located; a tract of land designated in place.

Location (n.) A leasing on rent.

Location (n.) A contract for the use of a thing, or service of a person, for hire.

Location (n.) The marking out of the boundaries, or identifying the place or site of, a piece of land, according to the description given in an entry, plan, map, etc.

Locution (n.) Speech or discourse; a phrase; a form or mode of expression.

Lunation (n.) The period of a synodic revolution of the moon, or the time from one new moon to the next; varying in length, at different times, from about 29/ to 29/ days, the average length being 29 d., 12h., 44m., 2.9s.

Lutation (n.) The act or method of luting vessels.

Luxation (n.) The act of luxating, or the state of being luxated; a dislocation.

Manation (n.) The act of issuing or flowing out.

Monition (n.) Instruction or advice given by way of caution; an admonition; a warning; a caution.

Monition (n.) Information; indication; notice; advice.

Monition (n.) A process in the nature of a summons to appear and answer.

Monition (n.) An order monishing a party complained against to obey under pain of the law.

Moration (n.) A delaying tarrying; delay.

Motation (n.) The act of moving; motion.

Munition (n.) Fortification; stronghold.

Munition (n.) Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds.

Mutation (n.) Change; alteration, either in form or qualities.

Namation (n.) A distraining or levying of a distress; an impounding.

Natation (n.) The act of floating on the water; swimming.

Negation (adv.) The act of denying; assertion of the nonreality or untruthfulness of anything; declaration that something is not, or has not been, or will not be; denial; -- the opposite of affirmation.

Negation (adv.) Description or definition by denial, exclusion, or exception; statement of what a thing is not, or has not, from which may be inferred what it is or has.

Nodation (n.) Act of making a knot, or state of being knotted.

Nolition (n.) Adverse action of will; unwillingness; -- opposed to volition.

Notation (n.) The act or practice of recording anything by marks, figures, or characters.

Notation (n.) Any particular system of characters, symbols, or abbreviated expressions used in art or science, to express briefly technical facts, quantities, etc. Esp., the system of figures, letters, and signs used in arithmetic and algebra to express number, quantity, or operations.

Notation (n.) Literal or etymological signification.

Novation (n.) Innovation.

Novation (n.) A substitution of a new debt for an old one; also, the remodeling of an old obligation.

Nudation (n.) The act of stripping, or making bare or naked.

Nugation (n.) The act or practice of trifling.

Nunchion (v. i.) A portion of food taken at or after noon, usually between full meals; a luncheon.

Nutation (n.) The act of nodding.

Nutation (n.) A very small libratory motion of the earth's axis, by which its inclination to the plane of the ecliptic is constantly varying by a small amount.

Nutation (n.) The motion of a flower in following the apparent movement of the sun, from the east in the morning to the west in the evening.

Nutation (n.) Circumnutation.

Oblation (n.) The act of offering, or of making an offering.

Oblation (n.) Anything offered or presented in worship or sacred service; an offering; a sacrifice.

Oblation (n.) A gift or contribution made to a church, as for the expenses of the eucharist, or for the support of the clergy and the poor.

Oblivion (n.) The act of forgetting, or the state of being forgotten; cessation of remembrance; forgetfulness.

Oblivion (n.) Official ignoring of offenses; amnesty, or general pardon; as, an act of oblivion.

Obtusion (n.) The act or process of making obtuse or blunt.

Obtusion (n.) The state of being dulled or blunted; as, the obtusion of the senses.

Occasion (n.) A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.

Occasion (n.) A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance; convenience.

Occasion (n.) An occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with it some unlooked-for event; that which incidentally brings to pass an event, without being its efficient cause or sufficient reason; accidental or incidental cause.

Occasion (n.) Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no occasion for firearms.

Occasion (n.) A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.

Occasion (v. t.) To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce; as, to occasion anxiety.

Occision (n.) A killing; the act of killing.

Omission (n.) The act of omitting; neglect or failure to do something required by propriety or duty.

Omission (n.) That which is omitted or is left undone.

Ophidion (n.) The typical genus of ophidioid fishes. [Written also Ophidium.] See Illust. under Ophidioid.

Optation (n.) The act of optating; a wish.

Orbation (n.) The state of being orbate, or deprived of parents or children; privation, in general; bereavement.

Pacation (n.) The act of pacifying; a peacemaking.

Padelion (n.) A plant with pedately lobed leaves; the lady's mantle.

Pavilion (n.) A temporary movable habitation; a large tent; a marquee; esp., a tent raised on posts.

Pavilion (n.) A single body or mass of building, contained within simple walls and a single roof, whether insulated, as in the park or garden of a larger edifice, or united with other parts, and forming an angle or central feature of a large pile.

Pavilion (n.) A flag, colors, ensign, or banner.

Pavilion (n.) Same as Tent (Her.)

Pavilion (n.) That part of a brilliant which lies between the girdle and collet. See Illust. of Brilliant.

Pavilion (n.) The auricle of the ear; also, the fimbriated extremity of the Fallopian tube.

Pavilion (n.) A covering; a canopy; figuratively, the sky.

Pavilion (v. t.) To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.

Petition (n.) A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.

Petition (v. t.) To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.

Petition (v. i.) To make a petition or solicitation.

Position (n.) The state of being posited, or placed; the manner in which anything is placed; attitude; condition; as, a firm, an inc

Position (n.) The spot where a person or thing is placed or takes a place; site; place; station; situation; as, the position of man in creation; the fleet changed its position.

Position (n.) Hence: The ground which any one takes in an argument or controversy; the point of view from which any one proceeds to a discussion; also, a principle laid down as the basis of reasoning; a proposition; a thesis; as, to define one's position; to appear in a false position.

Position (n.) Relative place or standing; social or official rank; as, a person of position; hence, office; post; as, to lose one's position.

Position (n.) A method of solving a problem by one or two suppositions; -- called also the rule of trial and error.

Position (v. t.) To indicate the position of; to place.

Potation (n.) The act of drinking.

Potation (n.) A draught.

Potation (n.) Drink; beverage.

Pression (n.) The act of pressing; pressure.

Pression (n.) An endeavor to move.

Prillion (n.) Tin extracted from the slag.

Punction (n.) A puncturing, or pricking; a puncture.

Punition (n.) Punishment.

Pupation (n.) the act of becoming a pupa.

Question (n.) The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer.

Question (n.) Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without question.

Question (n.) Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.

Question (n.) That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.

Question (n.) Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a delicate or doubtful question.

Question (n.) Talk; conversation; speech; speech.

Question (n.) To ask questions; to inquire.

Question (n.) To argue; to converse; to dispute.

Question (v. t.) To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness.

Question (v. t.) To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query.

Question (v. t.) To raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to.

Question (v. t.) To talk to; to converse with.

Reaction (n.) Any action in resisting other action or force; counter tendency; movement in a contrary direction; reverse action.

Reaction (n.) An action induced by vital resistance to some other action; depression or exhaustion of vital force consequent on overexertion or overstimulation; heightened activity and overaction succeeding depression or shock.

Reaction (n.) The force which a body subjected to the action of a force from another body exerts upon the latter body in the opposite direction.

Reaction (n.) Backward tendency or movement after revolution, reform, or great progress in any direction.

Recision (n.) The act of cutting off.

Redition (n.) Act of returning; return.

Refusion (n.) New or repeated melting, as of metals.

Refusion (n.) Restoration.

Relation (n.) The act of relating or telling; also, that which is related; recital; account; narration; narrative; as, the relation of historical events.

Relation (n.) Reference; respect; regard.

Relation (n.) Connection by consanguinity or affinity; kinship; relationship; as, the relation of parents and children.

Relation (n.) A person connected by cosanguinity or affinity; a relative; a kinsman or kinswoman.

Relation (n.) The carrying back, and giving effect or operation to, an act or proceeding frrom some previous date or time, by a sort of fiction, as if it had happened or begun at that time. In such case the act is said to take effect by relation.

Relation (n.) The act of a relator at whose instance a suit is begun.

Religion (n.) Specifically, conformity in faith and life to the precepts inculcated in the Bible, respecting the conduct of life and duty toward God and man; the Christian faith and practice.

Religion (n.) A monastic or religious order subject to a regulated mode of life; the religious state; as, to enter religion.

Religion (n.) Strictness of fidelity in conforming to any practice, as if it were an enjoined rule of conduct.

Remotion (n.) The act of removing; removal.

Remotion (n.) The state of being remote; remoteness.

Revision (n.) The act of revising; reexamination for correction; review; as, the revision of a book or writing, or of a proof sheet; a revision of statutes.

Revision (n.) That which is made by revising.

Rigarion (n.) See Irrigation.

Rixation (n.) A brawl or quarrel.

Rogation (n.) The demand, by the consuls or tribunes, of a law to be passed by the people; a proposed law or decree.

Rogation (n.) Litany; supplication.

Roration (n.) A falling of dew.

Rotation (n.) The act of turning, as a wheel or a solid body on its axis, as distinguished from the progressive motion of a revolving round another body or a distant point; thus, the daily turning of the earth on its axis is a rotation; its annual motion round the sun is a revolution.

Rotation (n.) Any return or succesion in a series.

Rotation (a.) Pertaining to, or resulting from, rotation; of the nature of, or characterized by, rotation; as, rotational velocity.

Sanation (n.) The act of healing or curing.

Sanction (n.) Solemn or ceremonious ratification; an official act of a superior by which he ratifies and gives validity to the act of some other person or body; establishment or furtherance of anything by giving authority to it; confirmation; approbation.

Sanction (n.) Anything done or said to enforce the will, law, or authority of another; as, legal sanctions.

Sanction (v. t.) To give sanction to; to ratify; to confirm; to approve.

Satyrion (n.) Any one of several kinds of orchids.

Scallion (n.) A kind of small onion (Allium Ascalonicum), native of Palestine; the eschalot, or shallot.

Scallion (n.) Any onion which does not "bottom out," but remains with a thick stem like a leek.

Scansion (n.) The act of scanning; distinguishing the metrical feet of a verse by emphasis, pauses, or otherwise.

Scholion (n.) A scholium.

Scission (n.) The act of dividing with an instrument having a sharp edge.

Scorpion (n.) Any one of numerous species of pulmonate arachnids of the order Scorpiones, having a suctorial mouth, large claw-bearing palpi, and a caudal sting.

Scorpion (n.) The pine or gray lizard (Sceloporus undulatus).

Scorpion (n.) The scorpene.

Scorpion (n.) A painful scourge.

Scorpion (n.) A sign and constellation. See Scorpio.

Scorpion (n.) An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles.

Scullion (n.) A scalion.

Scullion (n.) A servant who cleans pots and kettles, and does other menial services in the kitchen.

Sedation (n.) The act of calming, or the state of being calm.

Sedition (n.) The raising of commotion in a state, not amounting to insurrection; conduct tending to treason, but without an overt act; excitement of discontent against the government, or of resistance to lawful authority.

Sedition (n.) Dissension; division; schism.

Solution (n.) The act of separating the parts of any body, or the condition of undergoing a separation of parts; disruption; breach.

Solution (n.) The act of solving, or the state of being solved; the disentanglement of any intricate problem or difficult question; explanation; clearing up; -- used especially in mathematics, either of the process of solving an equation or problem, or the result of the process.

Solution (n.) The state of being dissolved or disintegrated; resolution; disintegration.

Solution (n.) The act or process by which a body (whether solid, liquid, or gaseous) is absorbed into a liquid, and, remaining or becoming fluid, is diffused throughout the solvent; also, the product reulting from such absorption.

Solution (n.) release; deliverance; discharge.

Solution (n.) The termination of a disease; resolution.

Solution (n.) A crisis.

Solution (n.) A liquid medicine or preparation (usually aqueous) in which the solid ingredients are wholly soluble.

Sopition (n.) The act of putting to sleep, or the state of being put to sleep; sleep.

Sponsion (n.) The act of becoming surety for another.

Sponsion (n.) An act or engagement on behalf of a state, by an agent not specially authorized for the purpose, or by one who exceeds the limits of authority.

Stallion (n.) A male horse not castrated; a male horse kept for breeding.

Stellion (n.) A lizard (Stellio vulgaris), common about the Eastern Mediterranean among ruins. In color it is olive-green, shaded with black, with small stellate spots. Called also hardim, and star lizard.

Stillion (n.) A stand, as for casks or vats in a brewery, or for pottery while drying.

Sturtion (n.) A corruption of Nasturtion.

Sudation (n.) A sweating.

Sulphion (n.) A hypothetical radical, SO4, regarded as forming the acid or negative constituent of sulphuric acid and the sulphates in electrolytic decomposition; -- so called in accordance with the binary theory of salts.

Sumption (n.) A taking.

Sumption (n.) The major premise of a syllogism.

Taxation (n.) The act of laying a tax, or of imposing taxes, as on the subjects of a state, by government, or on the members of a corporation or company, by the proper authority; the raising of revenue; also, a system of raising revenue.

Taxation (n.) The act of taxing, or assessing a bill of cost.

Taxation (n.) Tax; sum imposed.

Taxation (n.) Charge; accusation.

Traction (n.) The act of drawing, or the state of being drawn; as, the traction of a muscle.

Traction (n.) Specifically, the act of drawing a body along a plane by motive power, as the drawing of a carriage by men or horses, the towing of a boat by a tug.

Traction (n.) Attraction; a drawing toward.

Traction (n.) The adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, or the like.

Trunnion (n.) A cylindrical projection on each side of a piece, whether gun, mortar, or howitzer, serving to support it on the cheeks of the carriage. See Illust. of Cannon.

Trunnion (n.) A gudgeon on each side of an oscillating steam cylinder, to support it. It is usually tubular, to convey steam.

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Mark McCracken

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