-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 process of making an area moist or of increasing the moisture content; especially in the air.
2. The condition of being combined with water.
2. A program of parenteral administration of all nutrients for patients with gastrointestinal dysfunction; called also total parenteral alimentation (TPA) and total parenteral nutrition (TPN).
Although the term hyperalimentation is commonly used to designate total or supplemental nutrition by intravenous feedings, it is not technically correct inasmuch as the procedure does not involve an "abnormally increased or excessive amount of feeding".
It is sometimes followed by forcing oneself to vomit, or purging through use of laxatives.
Hyperpigmentation is primarily a cosmetic concern that can be covered with make-up, although in some cases; such as, the café au lait spots associated with neurofibromatosis, it can be a sign of an underlying medical problem.
If treatment of hyperpigmentation is desired, a dermatologist may be able to use dermabrasion, laser treatments, or bleaching agents to effect changes.