arefaction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arefacere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æɹɪˈfækʃən/

Noun[edit]

arefaction (plural arefactions)

  1. (rare or obsolete) The fact or process of drying; desiccation.
    • 1658: Common Tombs preserve not beyond powder: A firmer consistence and compage of parts might be expected from Arefaction, deep buriall or charcoal. — Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 31)