oblectation

noun
ob·​lec·​ta·​tion | \ ˌäˌblekˈtāshən \
plural -s

Definition of oblectation

: pleasure, satisfaction, delight oblectation of the senses

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History and Etymology for oblectation

Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin oblectation-, oblectatio, from oblectatus (past participle of oblectare to delight, from ob- to, over, completely + lactare, frequentative of lacere to allure) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Oblectation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oblectation. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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