tentation

noun
ten·​ta·​tion | \ ten‧ˈtāshən \
plural -s

Definition of tentation

1 archaic : temptation
2 : a mode of adjusting or operating by successive steps, trials, or experiments

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History and Etymology for tentation

Latin tentation-, tentatio, from tentatus (past participle of tentare to feel, attempt, tempt) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Tentation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tentation. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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