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From Latin sublevare (to lift up), from sub (under) + levare (to lift, raise). Compare Latin sublevatio (an allevation).


sublevation (countable and uncountable, plural sublevations)

  1. The act of raising on high; elevation.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir T. More to this entry?)
  2. An uprising; insurrection.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir W. Temple to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sublevation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)