agnification

noun

ag·​ni·​fi·​ca·​tion
ˌag-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən
plural -s
: the representation (as in painting) of persons as sheep or lambs

Word History

Etymology

Latin agnus lamb + English -i- + -fication

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agnification was in 1859

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“Agnification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agnification. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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