-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.
2. A situation where there is a feeling of intense well-being, exhilaration, or happiness: "Sheila's exaltation after meeting and talking with the well-known actress was one of the greatest experiences that she can remember ever having."
2. A cause of breathlessness or unconsciousness: When Ginny was very young, she fell off the swing seat at her home and her exanimation was present for a few seconds because she could hardly breathe!
3. A loss of spirits, a disheartening or depression: After George’s death, his family was filled with exanimation, feeling so very depressed and not being able to do the regular everyday activities which they usually did.
2. An act or instance of provocation or causing a person to become very annoyed or angry: "The participant's exasperation at being interrupted during the TV discussion was understandable."
2. A hole formed by excavating.
2. The activity produced in a bodily organ, tissue, or part; such as, a nerve cell, as a result of some kind of stimulation: Kate had some excitations after her medical treatment of pains in her knee joints and how much better she felt when she went for walks.
2. The act of excoriating or flaying, or state of being excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion.
3. A superficial loss of dermal substance, as may be produced on the skin by scratching.
4. Abrasion of the epidermis or of the coating of any organ by trauma, chemicals, burns, or other causes.
2. A defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise, etc.
2. Hate coupled with disgust: Shirley only had feelings of anger and execration for the people who destroyed the neighbor's house with fire.
3. Something that is cursed or loathed: The headlines in the newspaper presented execrations regarding the fraudulent banker who stole so much money.
4. Etymology: from Latin execrationem, a noun of action from execrari, "to hate, to curse"; from ex-, "out" + sacrare, "to devote to holiness, to consecrate"; from sacer, "sacred".