-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.

agglomeration (s) (noun), agglomerations (pl)
The situation of gathering or collecting into a mass: The photo album that Ivy had was an agglomeration of a jumbled collection of old photos of all the people and places she and her parents had visited over the years.

Jack and Jill looked up into the agglomeration of stars and galaxies in the night sky.

agglutination (s) (noun), agglutinations (pl)
1. A clumped mass of material formed by erythrocytes and leukocytes: Agglutination occurs when bacteria or red cells are lumped together by antibodies or agglutinins.
2. The act or process of agglutinating; adhesion of distinct parts: The agglutination of the porcelain figure didn't work because it fell apart again.
3. In linguistics, the formation of words from morphemes that retain their original forms and meanings with little change during the combination process: Agglutination can be exemplified by the words countlessness, ceaselessness, and colorless.
aggrandization (s) (noun), aggrandizations (pl)
The condition of being exalted or greater in power, rank, wealth, or honor: The auditors were questioning the sudden  aggrandization of the mayor after he had been in office for two years.
aggravation (s), aggravations (pl) (noun forms)
1. The act or result of making a situation, an injury, a condition, etc. worse: "She was making every possible effort to avoid the aggravation of her existing back problem."
2. That which annoys or bothers a person: "More and more well educated and experienced people feel tha a career in politics simply is not worth all the aggravations."
aggregation (s) (noun), aggregations (pl)
1. Several things formed together or considered as a whole: There was an aggregation of movie fans gathered outside the theatre hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars.
2. A collection or a mass of distinct or varied things, people, etc.: The aggregates of stones under the water in the bed of the stream shimmered with many colors when the sun shined on it.
3. In biology, a number of organisms of the same, or different species, living closely together but less integrated than a society: In the tide pools by the ocean, the students from the local academy counted the various aggregates of different underwater sea creatures.
agitation (s) (noun), agitations (pl)
1. Violent motion, or stirring strong, tumultuous feelings: Jane's agitation was so great that she could not sit down, was fidgety, restless, and continually strutted around the room with her head bent down.
2. Emotional disturbance or excitement: Lynn was so upset and nervous and worried that she was in a state of agitation and could hardly be understood when she talked.
3. A marked increase in motor activity, generally associated with mental disturbance: There are many causes for agitation, especially including delirium and mania.

agitational (adjective), more agitational, most agitational
1. Descriptive of something or someone that excites and often troubles the mind or feelings of; disturbing: Grace didn't want to read the latest newspaper because of the agitational news and photos of the war.
2. A reference to someone who discusses excitedly and earnestly: When Mr. Hathaway became extremely agitational when he talked to his wife about his sudden financial loses on the stock market.
3. Pertaining to anything that provokes, or stirs up, public discussion of a condition or situation: The agitational protests in front of the city hall were getting out of hand and causing much confusion among the people watching.
agrarianization (s) (noun) (no pl)
The establishment of agriculture: Agrarianization involves the formation and spread of a system structured around the domestication of plants.
agricolation (s) (noun) (no pl)
Tillage of the ground; husbandry; the practice of agriculture: Sam learned about agricolation, or the cultivation of the soil, from his father who owned acreage for raising crops. .
alavation (s) (noun), alavations (pl)
Without washing; unwashed.
albification (s) (noun), albifications (pl)
Outdated, the process or art of making white; In a class in physical alchemy, Joe learned about albification as being the method of changing something to a very palev and pallid color.
albumenization (s) (noun) (no pl)
A coating with albume:; albuminization: When making her Christmas cookies, the recipe stated that a albumenization would make the cookies attractive.
alcoholic deterioration (s) (noun), alcoholic deteriorations
Dementia occurring with people who are chronically addicted to alcohol: Al's doctor explained that his condition was called alcoholic deterioration which had resulted in a severe decline of his normal mental abilities.

Dementia that is caused by alcoholic deterioration is an organic mental disorder characterized by a general loss of intellectual abilities involving the impairment of memory, judgment, and abstract thinking, as well as changes in personality.

alcoholization (s) (noun), alcoholizations (pl)
Saturation with alcohol: When preparing the desert to follow the Christmas dinner, Mrs. Hathaway read in the recipe that the alcoholization with the liquor would take about one hour.