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crasis

[ krey-sis ]
/ ˈkreɪ sɪs /
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noun, plural cra·ses [krey-seez]. /ˈkreɪ siz/. Archaic.

composition; constitution; makeup.

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Origin of crasis

1595–1605; <Greek krâsis mixture, blend, equivalent to krā- (base of kerannýnai to mix) + -sis-sis
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British Dictionary definitions for crasis

crasis
/ (ˈkreɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

the fusion or contraction of two adjacent vowels into oneAlso called: syneresis
C17: from Greek krasis a mingling, from kerannunai to mix
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