abjection

[ab-jek-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the condition of being servile, wretched, or contemptible.
  2. the act of humiliating.
  3. Mycology. the release of spores by a fungus.

Origin of abjection

1375–1425; late Middle English abjectioun (< Middle French) < Latin abjectiōn-, stem of abjectiō casting away, equivalent to abject(us) (see abject) + -iōn- -ion; or ab- + (e)jection
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Word Origin and History for abjection
n.

early 15c., from Old French abjection (14c.), from Latin abjectionem (nominative abjectio) "dejection, despondency," literally "a throwing away," noun of action from past participle stem of abicere (see abject).

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