lacrimation

noun lac·ri·ma·tion \ ˌla-krə-ˈmā-shən \

Definition of lacrimation

: the secretion of tears especially when abnormal or excessive

First Known Use of lacrimation

1572

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lacrimation

noun lac·ri·ma·tion
variants: also lachrymation play \ˌlak-rə-ˈmā-shən\

medical Definition of lacrimation

: the secretion of tears; specifically : abnormal or excessive secretion of tears due to local or systemic disease

lacrimate

also lachrymate intransitive verb lacrimated; lacrimating

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