februation

noun
feb·ru·a·tion | \ˌfebrəˈwāshən\
plural -s

Definition of februation 

archaic

: purification by a religious ceremony

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History and Etymology for februation

Latin februation-, februatio, from februatus (past participle of februare to purify, from februa) + -ion-, -io -ion

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