citrination

noun cit·ri·na·tion \ˌsi‧trə̇ˈnāshən\

Definition of citrination

plural

-s

obsolete

  1. :  an alchemical operation in which a base metal was made more yellow and therefore thought to have been brought nearer to gold

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Origin and Etymology of citrination

Middle English citrinacioun, from Medieval Latin citrination-, citrinatio, from citrinus + Latin -ation-, -atio -ation


First Known Use: 15th century


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