confraction

noun

Definition of confraction

plural

-s

obsolete

  1. :  a breaking in pieces

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Origin and Etymology of confraction

Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French confraction, from Late Latin confraction-, confractio, from Latin confractus (past participle of confringere to break in pieces, from com- + -fringere, from frangere to break) + -ion-, -io -ion


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