repastination

noun

Definition of repastination

plural -s
obsolete
:the act of digging over again
  • this continual motion, repastination, and turning of the mold with the spade
  • —John Evelyn

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Origin and Etymology of repastination

Latin repastination-, repastinatio, from repastinatus (past participle of repastinare to dig again, from re- + pastinare to dig and trench in preparation for the planting of vines, from pastinum 2-pronged dibble) + -ion-, -io -ion


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