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labefaction

[ lab-uh-fak-shuhn ]

noun

  1. a shaking or weakening; overthrow or downfall.


labefaction

/ ˌlæbɪfækˈteɪʃən; ˌlæbɪˈfækʃən /

noun

  1. rare.
    deterioration; weakening


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Word History and Origins

Origin of labefaction1

1610–20; < Late Latin labefactiōn- (stem of labefactiō ), equivalent to labefact ( us ) (past participle of labefacere to loosen) + -iōn- -ion
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Word History and Origins

Origin of labefaction1

C17: from Late Latin labefactiō, from Latin labefacere shake, from lābī to fall + facere to make

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