-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. The action of emitting the breath; expiration; breathing out.
3. That which is exhaled; a mist, vapor, etc.; an emanation or effluvium, a scent.
"The mother's exhortation to her son to quit making so much noise didn't have much influence on his behavior."
2. The act of vindicating or defending against criticism, censure, etc.
3. The act of discharging, unburdening, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation.
2. The act of spitting and forcefully expelling saliva.
3. A polysyllabic word for sputum or the act of bringing up and spitting out sputum.
2. The act of making amends or reparations for a wrongdoing: Because Tony drove his father’s car through muddy roads, an expiation was expected of him in the form of thoroughly washing the vehicle until it was clean again.
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2. The act of breathing out: "Sam's doctor had him go through the process of inhalation and expiration in order to check his breathing condition.