ref·​re·​na·​tion | \ ˌrefrəˈnāshən \
plural -s

Definition of refrenation

1 obsolete : the act of restraining or refraining
2 : the failure of an expected planetary aspect to occur because one of the planets becomes retrograde

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Refrenation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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