noun ref·re·na·tion \ˌrefrəˈnāshən\

Definition of refrenation



  1. 1 obsolete :  the act of restraining or refraining

  2. 2 :  the failure of an expected planetary aspect to occur because one of the planets becomes retrograde

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Origin and Etymology of refrenation

Middle English refrenacion, from Latin refrenation-, refrenatio, from refrenatus (past participle of refrenare to restrain, from re- + frenare to bridle, restrain, from frenum bridle) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at frenum

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to cast off or become cast off

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