Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

lacrimation

play
noun lac·ri·ma·tion \ˌla-krə-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of lacrimation

  1. :  the secretion of tears especially when abnormal or excessive



1572

First Known Use of lacrimation

1572


Medical Dictionary

lacrimation

noun lac·ri·ma·tion

Medical Definition of lacrimation

  1. :  the secretion of tears; specifically :  abnormal or excessive secretion of tears due to local or systemic disease

lacrimate also lachrymate intransitive verb lacrimated; lacrimating


Variants of lacrimation

also lachrymation \ˌlak-rə-ˈmā-shən\play

Learn More about lacrimation

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "lacrimation"


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lacrimation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

tending to dismiss important matters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

perplex soothe disapprove reduce
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ