connixation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Humorous alteration of conflagration, the -flagr- having been substituted with Latin nix (snow).

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Noun[edit]

connixation (plural connixations)

  1. (rare) A large, smothering, and destructive blizzard.
    • 1762: Horace Walpole, Private correspondence, p136
      As we have never had a rainbow to assure us that the world shall not be snowed to death, I thought last night was the general connixation.