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Latin verminatio the worms, a disease of animals, a crawling, itching pain.


vermination (usually uncountable, plural verminations)

  1. (archaic) The generation or breeding of vermin.
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  2. (archaic) A griping of the bowels.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 vermination in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)