expergefaction

noun

ex·​per·​ge·​fac·​tion
ek¦spərjə¦fakshən
archaic

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin expergefaction-, expergefactio, from Latin expergefactus (past participle of expergefacere to awaken, from expergisci to become awake—from ex- ex- entry 1 + -pergisci, from pergere to proceed, go on, from per through + regere to lead straight, guide, rule—+ facere to make, do) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Expergefaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expergefaction. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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