noun co·ax·a·tion \ˌkōakˈsāshən\

Definition of coaxation



  1. :  a croaking especially of frogs

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Origin and Etymology of coaxation

Latin coaxatus (past participle of coaxare to croak, probably from Greek koax noise made by a frog, of imitative origin) + English -ion

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capable of being understood in two ways

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