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Words that end in ation

-ation

suffix

  1. a. Action or process: strangulation.
    b. The result of an action or process: acculturation.
  2. State, condition, or quality of: eburnation.

Origin of -ation

Middle English -acioun from Old French -ation from Latin -ātiō -ātiōn- n. suff. -ā- stem vowel of verbs in -āre-tiō -tiōn- abstract n. suff

a discrimination between things as distinct

instrumentation
the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation

experimentation
the testing of an idea

rationalization
the process of making something consistent with reason

indemnification
compensation for loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance

hospitalization
placing in medical care in a hospital

discontinuation
the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption

personification
attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas

desertification
a gradual transformation into arid, uninhabitable land

excommunication
cutting a person off from a religious society

transfiguration
a striking change in appearance or character

vascularization
the organic process whereby body tissue becomes vascular and develops capillaries

exemplification
showing by example

acclimatization
adaptation to a new climate

complementation
(linguistics) a distribution of related speech sounds or forms in such a way that they only appear in different contexts

decarboxylation
the process of removing a carboxyl group from a chemical compound (usually replacing it with hydrogen)

indetermination
the quality of being vague and poorly defined

redetermination
determining again

decontamination
the removal of contaminants

procrastination
putting off or delaying an action to a later time

insubordination
defiance of authority

underestimation
an estimation that is too low

electrification
the act of providing electricity

syllabification
forming or dividing words into syllables

decalcification
loss of calcium from bones or teeth

prognostication
a sign of something about to happen

diversification
the condition of being varied

intensification
action that makes something stronger or more extreme

objectification
the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing

supplementation
the act of supplementing

transplantation
the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location

internalization
learning that is incorporated within yourself

externalization
attributing to outside causes

marginalization
the social process of becoming or being made marginal

criminalization
the act of making something illegal

diagonalization
changing a square matrix to diagonal form

nationalization
changing something from private to state control

materialization
the process of coming into being; becoming reality

overutilization
exploitation to the point of diminishing returns

crystallization
the formation of crystals

destabilization
the action of destabilizing; making something less stable

administration
the act of governing or exercising authority

identification
the act of designating something

representation
standing in for someone and speaking on their behalf

interpretation
the act of expressing something in an artistic performance

transportation
the act of moving something from one location to another

transformation
the act of changing in form or shape or appearance

recommendation
praise of a person or thing as worthy or desirable

discrimination
unfair treatment of a person or group based on prejudice

classification
the basic cognitive process of arranging into categories

reconciliation
the reestablishment of cordial relations

reorganization
the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently

specialization
making something suitable for a particular purpose

capitalization
writing in uppercase letters

disintegration
separation into component parts

stratification
forming or depositing in layers

generalization
the process of abstracting common properties of instances

multiplication
arithmetic operation determining the product of two numbers

disorientation
confusion about where you are and how to proceed

detoxification
treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties

superannuation
the act of discharging someone because of age

information
knowledge acquired through study or experience

overpopulation
too much population

conglomeration
a sum total of many heterogeneous things taken together

gentrification
the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class

polymerization
a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound

neutralization
action intended to nullify the effects of some action

pasteurization
partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food

congratulation
acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration

bioremediation
the branch of biotechnology that uses biological process to overcome environmental problems

predestination
previous determination as if by destiny or fate

disinclination
a certain degree of unwillingness

recapitulation
a summary that repeats the substance of a longer discussion

blaxploitation
the exploitation of black people

disapprobation
pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

incoordination
a lack of coordination of movements

defenestration
the act of throwing someone or something out of a window

lateralization
localization of function on either the right or left sides of the brain

exponentiation
the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power

saponification
a chemical reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali (especially the alkaline hydrolysis of a fat or oil to make soap)

depigmentation
absence or loss of pigmentation in the skin or hair

ammonification
impregnation with ammonia or a compound of ammonia

fructification
the bearing of fruit

transamination
the process of transfering an amino group from one compound to another

stigmatization
the act of stigmatizing

demonetization
ending something as no longer the legal tender of a country

schematization
the act of reducing to a scheme or formula

bowdlerization
the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent

categorization
the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes

depolarization
a loss of polarity or polarization

secularization
removal of religion as a control or influence over something

militarization
the act of making warlike or ready for war

regularization
the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular

popularization
the act of making something attractive to the general public

fraternization
associating with others in a brotherly or friendly way

keratinization
organic process by which keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become horny (as in nails and hair)

decolonization
the action of changing from colonial to independent status

desalinization
the removal of salt, especially from sea water

dehumanization
the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities

lysogenization
the process by which a bacterium acquires a phage that becomes integrated into its genome

communication
the activity of conveying information

consideration
the process of giving careful thought to something

investigation
an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities

participation
the act of sharing in the activities of a group

concentration
the spatial property of being crowded together

determination
the act of finding out the properties of something

demonstration
a show or display

configuration
an arrangement of parts or elements

documentation
confirmation that some fact or statement is true

qualification
the act of modifying or changing the strength of some idea

specification
the act of naming explicitly

consolidation
combining into a solid mass

accommodation
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

certification
confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence

justification
the act of defending or explaining by reasoning

contamination
the state of being corrupted by contact or association

confrontation
discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

authorization
official permission or approval

accreditation
the act of granting official approval or recognition

appropriation
a deliberate act of acquisition, often without permission

manifestation
a clear appearance

preoccupation
the mental state of being obsessed by something

fragmentation
the separation of something into pieces or particles

amplification
addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail

constellation
a configuration of stars as seen from the earth

confederation
the state of being allied

contemplation
a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

pronunciation
the manner in which someone utters a word

approximation
a rough calculation of quantity or degree or worth

precipitation
the falling to earth of any form of water

gratification
the act or an instance of satisfying

improvisation
a performance given without planning or preparation

fertilization
making productive by adding nutrients

consternation
sudden shock or dismay that causes confusion

magnification
the act of expanding something in apparent size

commemoration
a recognition of meritorious service

sedimentation
the accumulation of matter deposited by some natural process

sterilization
the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)

reincarnation
a second or new birth

orchestration
an arrangement of a piece of music for performance by an orchestra or band

signification
the message that is intended or expressed or signified

acculturation
the adoption of the behavior patterns of one’s surroundings

recombination
(genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents

conflagration
a very intense and uncontrolled fire

discoloration
the act of changing something by making it duller or dingier

ornamentation
the act of adding extraneous decorations to something

triangulation
a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation

sequestration
the act of segregating or sequestering

argumentation
the methodical process of logical reasoning

calcification
a process that impregnates something with calcium

fortification
a defensive structure

strangulation
the act of suffocating by constricting the windpipe

agglomeration
the act of collecting in a mass

recrimination
mutual accusations

individuation
the quality of being individual

translocation
the transport of dissolved material within a plant

hallucination
illusory perception

mystification
confusion resulting from failure to understand

transmutation
an act that changes the form or character or substance of something

subpopulation
a population that is part of a larger population

reverberation
a remote or indirect consequence of some action

mortification
strong feelings of embarrassment

scintillation
(physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle

miscegenation
marriage or reproduction by people of different races

dramatization
a representation intended for performance

nullification
counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something

agglutination
the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated

republication
the act of publishing again

reciprocation
alternating back-and-forth movement

transpiration
the emission of water vapor from the leaves of plants

magnetization
the extent or degree to which something is magnetized

premeditation
planning or plotting in advance of acting

commiseration
feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

teleportation
a hypothetical mode of instantaneous transportation

carbonization
the destructive distillation of coal (as in coke ovens)

sexploitation
the commercial exploitation of sex or sexuality or explicit sexual material

prefiguration
the act of providing vague advance indications

gesticulation
a deliberate and vigorous motion of the hands or body

perseveration
the act of persisting or persevering

reduplication
the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)

jollification
a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity

dissimilation
a linguistic process by which one of two similar sounds in a word becomes less like the other

superfetation
fertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun

machicolation
a projecting parapet on a medieval castle

vermiculation
the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along

matriculation
admission to a group, especially a college or university

organization
a methodical and orderly manner or approach

amortization
reducing the value of an asset over a period of years

presentation
the activity of formally giving something, as a prize

compensation
the act of making amends for service or loss or injury

registration
the act of enrolling

installation
the act of installing something (as equipment)

conversation
the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas

conservation
careful management of the environment and natural resources

illustration
a visual representation to make a subject easy to understand

appreciation
understanding of the nature or meaning of something

depreciation
a decrease in price or value

consultation
the act of referring to something to find information

confirmation
information that verifies

modification
the act of making something different

continuation
the act of continuing an activity without interruption

anticipation
the act of predicting, as by reasoning about the future

acceleration
an increase in rate of change

exploitation
an act that victimizes someone

verification
additional proof that something that was believed is correct

cancellation
the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement

coordination
regulation of diverse elements into a harmonious operation

manipulation
exerting shrewd or devious influence for one’s own advantage

accumulation
the act of gathering up

notification
informing by words

congregation
the act of assembling

civilization
a society in an advanced state of social development

inflammation
the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

regeneration
forming again; renewing and reconstituting

segmentation
the act of dividing or partitioning

optimization
the act of rendering optimal

condemnation
an expression of strong disapproval

purification
the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities

illumination
the quality of providing light

complication
the act or process of making more difficult or challenging

assimilation
the process of absorbing one cultural group into another

remuneration
paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses

dissertation
a treatise advancing a point of view resulting from research

consummation
the act of bringing to completion or fruition

articulation
the manner in which things come together and are connected

emancipation
freeing someone from the control of another

polarization
having a relation between two opposite attributes

proclamation
a formal public statement

inauguration
the ceremonial induction into a position

amalgamation
the combination of two or more commercial companies

deliberation
careful consideration

constipation
irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis

degeneration
the process of declining from a higher to a lower level

condensation
process of changing from a gas to a liquid or solid state

infiltration
a process in which individuals penetrate an area

fermentation
breaking down an organic substance, as sugar into alcohol

denomination
identifying word by which someone or something is called

implantation
the act of planting or setting in the ground

colonization
the act of settling a group of people in a new place

augmentation
the act of enlarging or increasing

facilitation
act of assisting the progress or improvement of something

distillation
purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors

exasperation
actions that cause great irritation

commendation
an official award given as formal public statement

annihilation
destruction by obliterating something

perspiration
salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

masturbation
manual stimulation of the genital organs for sexual pleasure

exhilaration
the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

dissociation
the act of removing from association

denunciation
a public act of denouncing

menstruation
the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

intoxication
the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance

renunciation
the act of sacrificing or giving up or surrendering

abbreviation
shortening something by omitting parts of it

fibrillation
muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination

dispensation
the act of giving out in portions

conformation
acting according to certain accepted standards

consecration
sanctification of something by dedicating it to God

capitulation
the act of surrendering, usually under agreed conditions

amelioration
the act of relieving ills and changing for the better

demodulation
(electronics) the reception of a signal by extracting it from the carrier wave

pigmentation
coloration of living tissues by pigment

annunciation
a formal public statement

perturbation
the act of causing disorder

malformation
something abnormal or anomalous

alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word

equivocation
intentional vagueness or ambiguity

fluoridation
the addition of a fluoride to the water supply

insufflation
an act of blowing or breathing on or into something

pacification
the act of appeasing someone

claudication
disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet

flagellation
beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment

echolocation
determination of the position of objects by reflected sound

ossification
the developmental process of bone formation

fenestration
surgical procedure that creates a new fenestra to the cochlea in order to restore hearing lost because of osteosclerosis

auscultation
listening to sounds within the body with a stethoscope

vasodilation
dilation of blood vessels (especially the arteries)

inflation
the act of filling something with air

alimentation
the act of supplying food and nourishment

ramification
a consequence, especially one that causes complications

protestation
a strong declaration of protest

application
the action of putting something into operation

association
a formal organization of people or groups of people

corporation
a business firm recognized by law as a single body

combination
the act of bringing things together to form a new whole

integration
the act of combining into a whole

legislation
the act of making or enacting laws

publication
the act of issuing printed materials

preparation
setting in order in advance some act or purpose

examination
the act of scrutinizing something closely (as for mistakes)

exploration
travel for the purpose of discovery

explanation
making something plain or intelligible

cooperation
the practice of working together on a common enterprise

destination
the place designated as the end, as of a race or journey

observation
the act of taking a patient look

translation
rendering in another language with the same meaning

imagination
the ability to form mental images of things or events

expectation
belief about the future

circulation
the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels

restoration
returning something or someone to a satisfactory state

calculation
determination by mathematical or logical methods

declaration
a statement that is emphatic and explicit

resignation
the act of giving up, as a claim or office or possession

negotiation
a discussion intended to produce an agreement

inspiration
arousal of the mind to unusual activity or creativity

penetration
the act of entering into or through something

orientation
the act of determining one’s position

frustration
an act of hindering someone’s plans or efforts

correlation
a reciprocal connection between two or more things

termination
the act of ending something

speculation
continuous contemplation on a subject of a deep nature

workstation
a desktop digital computer that is conventionally considered to be more powerful than a microcomputer

reservation
the act of setting aside for some future occasion

realization
coming to understand something clearly and distinctly

implication
something that is inferred

designation
the act of identifying something

arbitration
giving authoritative judgment

degradation
changing to a lower, less respected state

ventilation
the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air

compilation
the act of putting together

replication
the act of making copies

fascination
the state of being intensely interested

deprivation
the disadvantage that results from losing something

cultivation
production of food by preparing the land to grow crops

computation
the procedure of calculating

duplication
the act of copying or making a duplicate of something

affirmation
the act of asserting or stating something

segregation
the act of keeping apart

desperation
a state in which all hope is lost or absent

consolation
the act of giving relief in affliction

inclination
the act of bending forward

humiliation
depriving one of self-esteem

reformation
improvement in the condition of institutions or practices

reclamation
rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course

calibration
the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument

incarnation
act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas

propagation
the act of producing offspring

vaccination
taking a substance, usually by injection, against a disease

indignation
a feeling of righteous anger

provocation
a means of arousing or stirring to action

retardation
the act of slowing down or falling behind

punctuation
the use of marks to clarify meaning of written material

importation
the commercial activity of buying goods from another country

deformation
alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

remediation
act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

dissipation
breaking up and scattering by dispersion

dislocation
an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity

deportation
the expulsion of a non-citizen from a country

dehydration
the process of extracting moisture

irradiation
(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance

stipulation
a restriction insisted upon as a condition for an agreement

repudiation
rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid

demarcation
the boundary of a specific area

collocation
the act of positioning close together (or side by side)

exclamation
an abrupt excited utterance

trepidation
a feeling of alarm or dread

convocation
the act of calling to a meeting

aggravation
action that makes a problem or a disease worse

respiration
a single complete act of breathing in and out

vindication
the act of defending against criticism or censure

oscillation
a complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon

connotation
an idea that is implied or suggested

inoculation
taking a vaccine as a precaution against a disease

exhortation
an earnest attempt at persuasion

altercation
a noisy quarrel

infatuation
a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love

perforation
a hole made in something

appellation
identifying words by which someone or something is called

ejaculation
the discharge of semen in males

habituation
a general adaptation to unchanging environmental conditions

alternation
successive change from one thing or state to another and back again

abomination
hate coupled with disgust

sublimation
a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state

granulation
the act of forming something into granules or grains

fornication
sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other

indentation
the space left between the margin and a line set in

approbation
official acceptance or agreement

affectation
a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display

conjugation
the state of being joined together

acclamation
enthusiastic approval or recognition

population
the people who inhabit a territory or state

generation
group of genetically related organisms in a line of descent

foundation
the basis on which something is grounded

obligation
the state of being bound to do or pay something

reputation
the general estimation that the public has for a person

innovation
the act of starting something for the first time

regulation
the act of bringing to uniformity

limitation
an act of restricting (as by regulation)

indication
the act of pointing out by name

federation
an organization formed by merging several groups or parties

separation
the act of dividing or disconnecting

automation
the act of implementing the control of equipment

invitation
a request to be present or take part in something

recreation
an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates

occupation
the principal activity in one’s life to earn money

dedication
complete and wholehearted fidelity

motivation
psychological feature arousing action toward a desired goal

navigation
the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place

simulation
the act of imitating the behavior of some situation

liberation
the act of freeing someone or something

delegation
a group of representatives

adaptation
the process of adjusting or conforming to new conditions

medication
something that treats or prevents the symptoms of disease

nomination
the act of officially naming a candidate

initiation
the act of starting something for the first time

revelation
the act of making something evident

relaxation
freedom from activity

temptation
the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire

domination
power to defeat

vegetation
the process of growth in plants

alteration
the act of revising

admiration
a feeling of delighted approval and liking

filtration
the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium

insulation
reduction of the transmission of sound, heat, or electricity

estimation
an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

graduation
the successful completion of a program of study

decoration
the act of adorning something

meditation
continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject

irritation
something that causes annoyance or trouble

evacuation
the act of leaving a dangerous place in an orderly fashion

expiration
a coming to an end of a contract period

plantation
an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale

hesitation
the act of pausing uncertainly

alienation
causing to become unfriendly

saturation
the process of totally infusing something with a substance

excavation
the act of digging

allegation
a formal accusation against somebody

incubation
(pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear

starvation
a state of extreme hunger

accusation
an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

sanitation
the state of being clean and conducive to health

aspiration
a cherished desire

modulation
the act of adjusting according to due measure and proportion

ordination
the act of conferring holy orders

maturation
the act of coming to full development

coronation
the ceremony of installing a new monarch

defamation
an abusive attack on a person’s character or good name

inhalation
the act of drawing in air or other gases

aberration
a state or condition markedly different from the norm

excitation
the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up

visitation
officially seeing a place for inspection or supervision

derivation
the source or origin from which something comes

revocation
the act of annulling something previously done

elongation
the act of lengthening something

intonation
the act of singing in a monotonous tone

capitation
a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person

invocation
the act of appealing for help

annotation
the act of adding notes

habitation
the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place

desolation
sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

toleration
a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

ulceration
the process of ulcer formation

coloration
appearance with regard to color

flirtation
playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

dilatation
the act of expanding an aperture

recitation
a public instance of repeating something prepared in advance

ionization
the process of ionizing

refutation
the act of determining that something is false

veneration
a feeling of profound respect for someone or something

jubilation
a feeling of extreme joy

substation
a subsidiary station where electricity is transformed for distribution by a low-voltage network

reparation
something done or paid in expiation of a wrong

usurpation
wrongfully seizing and holding by force

detonation
the act of setting off an explosive

exaltation
the elevation of a person, as to the status of a god

figuration
decorating with a design

indexation
a system of economic regulation: wages and interest are tied to the cost-of-living index in order to reduce the effects of inflation

floatation
the phenomenon of floating

imputation
the attribution to a source or cause

lamination
bonding thin sheets together

divination
the art or gift of prophecy by supernatural means

salutation
an acknowledgment or expression of good will

exultation
the utterance of sounds expressing great joy

speciation
the evolution of a biological species

rumination
a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

exhalation
the act of expelling air from the lungs

pagination
the system of numbering pages

laceration
the act of tearing irregularly

deputation
a group of representatives or delegates

education
activities that impart knowledge or skill

operation
process or manner of functioning

situation
physical position in relation to the surroundings

formation
the act of establishing or creating something

migration
the movement of persons from one locality to another

variation
the process of being or becoming different

isolation
the act of setting something apart from others

valuation
an appraisal of the value of something

radiation
the act of spreading outward from a central source

sensation
an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

violation
an act that disregards an agreement or a right

salvation
rescuing or protecting someone or something from harm

animation
quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous

probation
a trial period during which one’s abilities are tested

quotation
a passage or expression that is cited

vibration
a shaky motion

deviation
a variation from the standard or norm

elevation
distance of something above a reference point

mediation
the act of intervening to bring about a settlement

emulation
effort to equal or surpass another

imitation
copying the actions of someone else

cessation
a stopping

agitation
a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

oxidation
the process by which a substance combines with oxygen

flotation
the phenomenon of remaining on the surface of a liquid

narration
giving an account describing a course of events

causation
the act of making something happen

gestation
the period during which an embryo develops

dictation
an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

deflation
the act of letting the air out of something

iteration
the act or process of doing or saying again

adoration
the act of admiring strongly

summation
calculating the total of two or more numbers

evocation
stimulation that calls up a particular class of behaviors

adulation
exaggerated flattery or praise

predation
the act of preying by a predator who kills and eats the prey

lactation
the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands

titration
a measured amount of a solution of unknown concentration is added to a known volume of a second solution until the reaction between them is just complete; the concentration of the unknown solution (the titer) can then be calculated

damnation
the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell

carnation
Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors

gradation
relative position in a ranked series

collation
assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence

privation
the act of stripping someone of food, money, or rights

epilation
loss of hair; the result of removing hair

avocation
an auxiliary activity

pulsation
the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart

ruination
destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

emanation
the act of emitting; causing to flow forth

expiation
compensation for a wrong

exudation
the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores

mentation
the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

foliation
(botany) the process of forming leaves

purgation
purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

filiation
the kinship relation between an individual and the individual’s progenitors

planation
the process of erosion whereby a level surface is produced

saltation
a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards

solvation
a chemical process in which solvent molecules and molecules or ions of the solute combine to form a compound

striation
a groove or ridge

lineation
the act of marking or outlining with lines

plication
the act of folding in parallel folds

serration
the condition of being serrated

libration
a real or apparent slow oscillation of a moon or satellite

gustation
the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth

nictation
a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

crenation
one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)

vernation
(botany) the arrangement of young leaves in a leaf bud before it opens

lallation
defective articulation of the `l’ phoneme or the phoneme `r’ is pronounced as `l’

fellation
oral stimulation of the penis

reflation
inflation of currency after a period of deflation

chelation
the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds

ululation
a long, loud, emotional howl or cry

cremation
the incineration of a dead body

ovulation
the expulsion of an ovum from the ovary

acylation
the process of introducing an acyl group into a compound

palpation
a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)

phonation
the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract

pronation
rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward

urination
the discharge of urine

cognation
(anthropology) related by blood

gemmation
asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual

obviation
the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively

location
the act of putting something in a certain place

creation
the act of starting something for the first time

relation
the state or quality of having something in common

duration
the period of time during which something continues

taxation
imposition of charges against a citizen’s person or property

aviation
the art of operating aircraft

equation
a mathematical statement that two expressions are the same

rotation
the act of turning as if on an axis

donation
a voluntary gift made to some worthwhile cause

vacation
leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure

citation
an official award usually given as formal public statement

mutation
a change or alteration in form or qualities

notation
a comment or instruction (usually added)

vocation
the particular occupation for which you are trained

fixation
the activity of fastening something firmly in position

negation
the speech act of denying or refusing

ablation
the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

sedation
state of reduced excitement induced by administering a drug

novation
(law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a contract with the consent of the remaining party

ligation
tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature

dilation
the act of expanding an aperture

legation
a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister

vexation
anger produced by some annoying irritation

libation
the act of pouring a liquid offering as a religious ceremony

gyration
the act of rotating in a circle or spiral

oblation
the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity

venation
(botany) the arrangement of veins in a leaf

rogation
a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church

natation
the act of someone who swims or floats in the water

potation
the act of drinking (especially an alcoholic drink)

nutation
uncontrolled nodding

illation
the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation

lunation
the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)

lavation
the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

laxation
the act of making something less tight

luxation
displacement or misalignment of a joint or organ

aeration
the process of exposing to air (so as to purify)

sudation
the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

ideation
the process of forming and relating thoughts

nidation
(embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals

agnation
line of descent traced through the paternal side of the family

station
a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel

ovation
enthusiastic recognition

oration
an instance of formal speaking

enation
a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ

elation
a feeling of joy and pride

nation
a politically organized body of people under a government

ration
a fixed portion that is allotted

cation
a particle with a positive electric charge

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