accension

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin accensiōnem, from accendere.

Noun[edit]

accension ‎(plural accensions)

  1. (obsolete) The act of kindling or the state of being kindled; ignition.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, II.5:
      From Small-coal ensueth the black colour and quick accension; for neither Brimstone nor Petre, although in Powder, will take fire like Small-coal [...].