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- the secretion of tears, especially in abnormal abundance.
Origin of lacrimation
< Latin lacrimātiōn-
(stem of lacrimātiō
) weeping, equivalent to lacrimāt(us
) past participle of lacrimāre
to weep (see lachrymal
) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for lacrimation
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- The secretion of tears, especially in excess.
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