lacrimation

noun
lac·​ri·​ma·​tion | \ ˌla-krə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce lacrimation (audio) \

Definition of lacrimation

: the secretion of tears especially when abnormal or excessive

First Known Use of lacrimation

1572, in the meaning defined above

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“Lacrimation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lacrimation. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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lacrimation

noun
lac·​ri·​ma·​tion
variants: also lachrymation \ ˌlak-​rə-​ˈmā-​shən How to pronounce lachrymation (audio) \

Medical Definition of lacrimation

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

Other Words from lacrimation

lacrimate also lachrymate intransitive verb lacrimated; lacrimating

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