-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.

1. The bearing or production of fruit.
2. The production of fruit or fruits by a tree or other plant.
3. Organs of fruiting; especially, the reproductive parts of ferns and mosses.
1. Coming to fruit or the bearing of fruit.
2. Producing fruit.
frustration (s), frustrations (pl) (noun forms)
1. An act of hindering someone's plans or efforts.
2. A feeling of annoyance at being hindered or criticized.
3. The motivational and/or affective state resulting from being blocked, thwarted, disappointed or defeated.
4. Lexicomedy: Trying to find your glasses without your glasses.
Any spore-bearing or seed-bearing structure; such as, the aerial fruiting body of a fungus.
fulguration (s) (noun), fulgurations (pl)
1. A method of destroying small growths or areas of body tissue using a sparking, movable electrode with long high-frequency electric sparks.
2. A flash like lightening.
3. The sudden brightening of a fused globule of gold or silver, when the last film of the oxide of lead or copper leaves its surface.
4. Etymology: from Latin fulguratio and fulguratus, "a lightning flash" which came from fulgurare, "to send lightning".
fumigation (s) (noun), fumigations (pl)
1. The act of applying a gas or smoke to disinfect or to purify something: Fumigation was necessary in order to eliminate the bed bugs that were infecting Lynn's home.
2. Etymology: "to make aromatic smoke as part of a ceremony" from Old French fumigation, from Latin fumigationem, fumigatio, from fumigare, "to smoke"; from fumus, "smoke, fume" + root of agere, "to drive".

The sense of "to expose (someone or something) to aromatic fumes" is originally a reference to a medicinal or therapeutic treatment.

funambulation (s) (noun); funambulations (pl)
The act of walking on a rope; tightrope walking.
1. A surgical technique that strengthens the barrier to acid reflux when the lower esophageal sphincter does not work normally and there is gastro-esophageal reflux.
2. Suture of the fundus of the stomach completely or partially around the gastroesophageal junction to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.

It can be performed by an open abdominal or a thoracic operation, or by using a laparoscopic approach.

Fundoplication has been the standard surgical method for treating gastro-esophageal reflux disease; also known as, (GERD).

GERD is the result of inflammation, pain (heartburn), and complications which results when acid refluxes (regurgitations) from the stomach back up into the esophagus.

Under normal conditions, there is a barrier to acid reflux. One part of this barrier is the lower-most muscle of the esophagus (called the lower esophageal sphincter) which is contracted and closes off the esophagus from the stomach most of the time.

In people with gastro-esophageal reflux disease, the sphincter does not work normally. It is weak or relaxes inappropriately, permitting the acid from the stomach to go back up into the esophagus.

The act of burying with funeral rites.
fungus cultivation
The growing of a specific fungus by ant and termite colonies for food.

When a new colony is established, a piece of the fungus is often carried to the new nest and used to inoculate a growth medium composed of decaying leaves.

galvanic electric stimulation
The use of a high-voltage electric stimulator to treat muscle spasms, edema of acute injury (excess serous fluid between tissue cells), myofascial pain (fibrous tissue that encloses and separates layers of muscles), and certain additional disorders.
The use of galvanism in treatment or in electroplating metal.
gamma irradiation
Exposure of a material to gamma rays.
gamma radiation
Radiation of gamma rays which consist of very high-frequency electromagnetic radiation, similar in nature to X-rays but of shorter wavelength emitted by the nuclei of radioactive substances during decay or by the interactions of high-energy electrons with matter.

Gamma emission usually occurs as part of alpha or beta emissions; however, they are less ionizing in their effect than alpha and beta particles, but are dangerous nevertheless because they can penetrate deeply into body tissues; such as, bone marrow.

Controlled application of gamma radiation is important in the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions, including skin cancer and malignancies deep within the body.

Gamma radiation is also used to kill bacteria and other micro-organisms, to sterilize medical devices, and to change the molecular structure of plastics to modify their properties.