defedation

noun

def·​e·​da·​tion
ˌdefə̇ˈdāshən
variants or less commonly defoedation
plural -s
archaic

Word History

Etymology

Middle French, from Late Latin defoedatus (past participle of defoedare to pollute, from Latin de- + foedare to make ugly or filthy, from foedus ugly, filthy) + Middle French -ion

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“Defedation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defedation. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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