-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.

The induction of hypnosis.
hypoventilation (s) (noun), hypoventilations (pl)
1. Abnormally slow and shallow respiration, resulting in an increased level of carbon dioxide in the blood: Hypoventilation can result due to a medical condition, by a drug overdose, or even by holding one's breath!
2. A condition in which there is a reduced amount of air entering the pulmonary (lung) alveoli (small cell containing air in the lungs), causing decreased levels of oxygen and increased levels of carbon dioxide in the blood Hypoventilation can be a result of breathing that is too shallow (hypopnea), or too slow (bradypnea), or by diminished lung function.

idiovariation (s) (noun), idiovariations (pl)
In biology, the genetic phenomenon of mutation, implying a constant change in the genotypical structure of an organism.
idolization, idolisation (UK)
1. To worship blindly as a god; broadly applied, to love or admire someone, or something, to excess.
2. The act of idolizing, adoring, or worshiping; especially, to excess.
igniextirpation (s), igniextirpations (pl) (noun forms)
1. A surgical procedure in which one or more organs are removed by use of a cautery.
2. Cautery excisions (using devices to destroy tissues by electricity, freezing, heat, or corrosive chemicals).
Any surgical procedure in which a cautery is used to perform all or part of the operation.
1. Hyperthermia produced by exposure to artificial sources of heat.
2. Heat exhaustion, a condition caused by environmental temperatures too high for the body's compensatory mechanism.
illucidate (verb), illucidates; illucidated; illucidating
To shed light upon; to make clear, clear up; elucidate.
illumination (s) (noun), illuminations (pl)
1. The provision of radiance to make something visible or bright, or the fact of being lit up: Turning on only three of the five ceiling spotlights provided just enough illumination for the pianist to perform his concert.
2. The amount or strength of effulgence available in a place or for a purpose: In the display case at the museum, the illumination was adjusted so as not to harm the artifacts by exposing them to too much bright shine.
3. The application and distribution of a beam to a subject: The scientist asked the students to bring the illumination closer to the microscope so the microbes could be seen easier.
4. The process of clarifying or explaining something: The volunteer guide at the gallery offered an exceptional illumination about the history of the Arctic artists and their work.
5. Intellectual or spiritual enlightenment: The pilgrim experienced a sense of illumination after spending a week with a religious retreat in the mountains.
6. A colored letter, design, or illustration decorating a manuscript or page, or the art or act of decorating written texts: The monks used gold leaf for part of the illumination of the religious texts they were carefully copying.
7. In medicine, throwing a beam on the body or a part or into a cavity for diagnostic purposes or shedding luster on an object under a microscope: The surgeon used a fiber optic instrument to bring illumination to the open chest surgery so he could see any possible blood clots.
illustration (s) (noun), illustrations (pl)
1. An example or a comparison that helps to simplify or to explain something: The illustrations which the guide provided helped the tourists understand more about mountain ecology.
2. The art or process of producing or providing pictures to accompany a text: The author hired an artist to present beautiful illustrations for his new edition of children's fairy stories.
3. The action or fact of making clear or evident to the mind; setting forth clearly or pictorially: The action of the twins was a perfect illustration of sibling rivalry when they both wanted to have the same blue lunch pail.
illuviation (s) (noun), illuviations (pl)
The accumulation in a lower soil layer of materials consisting of soluble or suspended minerals, clays, salts, and colloids (very tiny particles of minerals) that have filtrated down from an upper level: Some gold prospectors were checking out the illuviations in the area to see if there were any deposits of gold in the geologically leached minerals.