februation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin februatio, from februare ‘purify’.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɛbrʊˈeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

februation (plural februations)

  1. purification, rejuvenation, renewal, especially ritual or ceremonial
    Romantics hoped the war would bring a februation by fire.
  2. the object of such purification; a sacrifice

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