-ation, -ization (-iz[e] + -ation); -isation (British spelling variation)

(Greek > Latin: a suffix; action, act, process, state, or condition; or result of doing something)

Although there are over 1,450 word entries ending with -ation or -ization listed in this unit, there are certainly many more which exist in the English language. At any rate, this unit provides a significant number of -ation and -ization examples for you to see.

eradication (s) (noun), eradications (pl)
eructation (s), eructations (p) (noun forms)
1. Volcanoes pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed).
2. An erumpent (bursting forth, breaking out) blast of gas, wind, or other matter ejected from earthy depths.
3. A reflex that expels wind noisily from the stomach through the mouth.
4. The act of belching or the explosive oral expulsion of gas from the stomach through the mouth.
5. Burping or belching; that is, casting up wind (expelling air) from the stomach through the mouth.

Depending on the cause, belching may change in duration and intensity. Causes include:

  • Pressure caused by the unconscious swallowing of air.
  • Consumption of gas-producing foods or drinks; such as, drinking carbonated beverages.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease.
escalation (s) (noun), escalations (pl)
That which is increased in extent, intensity, or magnitude: An escalation of prices was caused by the worker's demand for higher wages.

Inflation and other factors caused an escalation in building costs.

In the context of a trade war, escalation refers to an increase in tariffs that occurs when countries retaliate against each other again and again.

1. Reduction in the size of a dilated esophagus or of a pouch within it by making longitudinal folds or tucks in its wall.
2. The reduction in size of the lumen of a segment of the esophagus or of an esophageal pouch by the creation and suturing of veritical folds.
Increased salivation associated with cancer of the esophagus.
estivation, aestivation (s) (noun); estivations, aestivations (pl)
1. Passing the summer or dry season in a dormant or torpid state: Usually a reference to animals; especially some amphibians, reptiles, and insects.

2. The manner in which plant structures are folded prior to expansion or opening.
estuation, aestuation (s) (noun); estuations, aestuations (pl)
Commotion of a fluid; a boiling as of a fluid; a feverish agitation.
etherealization (s) (noun), etherealizations (pl)
The act or the result of making spiritual.
etherialization (s) (noun), etherializations (pl)
etherification (s) (noun), etherifications (pl)
etherization (s) (noun), etherizations (pl)
1. Paleness or pallor resulting from absence of light, as in people confined because of illness or imprisonment, or in plants bleached by being deprived of light.
2. The process of blanching, bleaching, or making pale by withholding light
etymologization (s) (noun), etymologizations (pl)
The studying, tracing, or describing of the origin and development of a word, or making a suggestion as to a term's possible origin and development: The high school teacher taught her students about the etymologizations of word origins and their applications which exist in our modern times.