exantlation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From exantlate +‎ -ation.

Noun[edit]

exantlation (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The action of drawing something out, as though from a well.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.5:
      Truth, which wise men say doth lye in a Well, is not recoverable, but by exantlation.
    • 1704, Jonathan Swift, A Tale of a Tub, Penguin 2004, p. 13:
      I do not doubt to lay open, by untwisting or unwinding, and either to draw up by exantlation, or display by incision.