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Definition of the noun Arefaction

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  1. [rare or obsolete] The fact or process of drying; desiccation.

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Google previewDictionary of Medical Vocabulary in English, 1375–1550 (2016)

Body Parts, Sicknesses, Instruments, and Medicinal Preparations by Juhani Norri

arefaction. [ML arefaction-em (DML s.v.; see quot.). Cf. MF arefaction (FEW25, 171a, DMFs.v. aréfaction).] Withering of body part or entire ...

Google previewA Complete Pronouncing Medical Dictionary (1889)

Embracing the Terminology of Medicine and the Kindred Sciences, with Their Signification, Etymology, and Pronunciation ... by Joseph Thomas

AREFACTION. used by Van Helmont, Paracelsus, and other visionary writers to denote a certain mysterious, immaterial principle which, as they supposed, presides over the functions and development of the body. Ar-ehe-bT-o'sis.* [From the ...

Google previewPronouncing Medical Lexicon (1871)

The Correct Pronunciation and Definition of Terms Used in Medicine and the Collateral Sciences ; with Addenda by Charles Harley Cleaveland

Arefaction, Ar-e-fak-Jon; making dry. Arena, A-re-na; gravel. Arenitis, Ar-e-nj-tis; dryness. Arenosa Urina, A-re-m5-sa Yq,-rj-na; urine with gravel.

Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

arefaction. (L.) XVII cent. Coined from L. are/acere, to make dry . — L. are-re, to be dry ; and facere, to make. arena. (L.) L. arena, sand ; the sanded space in which gladiators fought Properly spelt harena, and not allied to ...

Google previewPharmaceutical lexicon (1873)

AREFACTION. The act of drying. ARENACEOUS. Sandy; having the properties of sand. ARENATION. Asand-bath. AREOMETER. An instrument for measuring the specific gravity of liquids. AREOTIC. A medicine which attenuates the humors, ...

Google previewA Compleat English Dictionary (1771)

Oder Vollständiges Englisch-deutsches Wörterbuch, Anfänglich Von Nathan Bailey Herausgegeben; Jetzt Aber Fast Ganz Umgearbeitet, Vermehret und Verbessert Von Anton Ernst Klausing, ... by Nathan Bailey

Arefaction, (ärefäksch'n) le dessechement, desscation, exsiccatio, die Trocknung Dürrung, Verdorrung, das Trocken machen To Arefy, dessecher, trocknen, austrocknen. Aranáceous, Arenöfe, adj. areneux, plein de sable, sandig, voll Sand.

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1868)

Containing ... Lexicon by Robley Dunglison

AREFACTION, Arefactio, Xeran'sis, (arefacere, “to make dry, from arere,' to dry, and facere, “to make.”). The process of drying substances, prior to pulverization. ARENA, (from areo, “to be dry.") See Gravel, and. ARENAMEN, Bole Armenian.

Google previewJohnson's Dictionary of the English Language in Miniature (1797)

... By the Rev. Joseph Hamilton, ...

the superficial content of anything; an open space before a building Arefaction, f. the state of growing dry Arena' cious, ...

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

ARCTATION S3 AREFACTION designate certain sets of fibers in the medulla oblongata. arctation (ark-ta'-skun) [arctalio, to draw close together). Contraction of an opening or canal. Arctium (ark'-U-um) [L.]. Burdock. See Lappa. arctostaphylos ...

Google previewBritish Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

R AREFACTION. in physics, is the making a body to expand, or occupy more room or space, without the accession of new matter. It is by rare faction that gunpowder takes effect; and to the same principle also we owe eolipiles, thermometers, ...

Google previewA critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the English language ... The twenty-first edition (1821)

by John WALKER (the Philologist.)

AREFAction, ār-ré-fák'shún, s. The state of growing dry, the act of drying. To AREFY, äréré-fi, v. a. To dry. ARENAceous, ār-&-nāshās, *}. ARENose, ár-è-nóse : -rénê-lüs, a. Full of small sand, To advise, to direct. Sandy.-See A - ARENULOUs ...

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Scrabble value of A1R1E1F4A1C3T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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