change of state

Definitions of change of state
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n the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

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Creation
(theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence
final solution
the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945
Alamo
a siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico
Battle of the Little Bighorn
a battle in Montana near the Little Bighorn River between United States cavalry under Custer and several groups of Native Americans (1876); Custer was pursuing Sioux led by Sitting Bull; Custer underestimated the size of the Sioux forces (which were supported by Cheyenne warriors) and was killed along with all his command
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aeration
the act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent
passage, transition
the act of passing from one state or place to the next
meddling, tampering
the act of altering something secretly or improperly
transfer, transference
the act of transfering something from one form to another
conclusion, ending, termination
the act of ending something
nullification, override
the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
reversal
a change from one state to the opposite state
beginning, commencement, start
the act of starting something
arousal, rousing
the act of arousing
cookery, cooking, preparation
the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
seasoning
the act of adding a seasoning to food
infusion
the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality
improvement
the act of improving something
beautification
the act of making something more beautiful
decoration
the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)
worsening
changing something with the result that it becomes worse
debasement, degradation
changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
change of color
an act that changes the light that something reflects
dirtying, soiling, soilure
the act of soiling something
wetting
the act of making something wet
chew, chewing, manduction, mastication
biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
defoliation
causing the leaves of trees and other plants to fall off (as by the use of chemicals)
specialisation, specialization
the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose
spiritualisation, spiritualization
the act of making something spiritual; infusing it with spiritual content
abort
the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
demonetisation, demonetization
ending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country
fossilisation, fossilization
becoming inflexible or out of date
segue
the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another
release, tone ending
(music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
closing, completion, culmination, mop up, windup
a concluding action
retirement
withdrawal from your position or occupation
relinquishing, relinquishment
the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
breakup, dissolution
the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
overthrow
the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
adjournment, dissolution
the termination of a meeting
discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
destruction, devastation
the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
kill, killing, putting to death
the act of terminating a life
abolishment, abolition
the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
liquidation, settlement
termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
drug withdrawal, withdrawal
the termination of drug taking
closedown, closing, closure, shutdown
termination of operations
extinction, extinguishing, quenching
the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning
disappearance, fade
gradually ceasing to be visible
abortion
termination of pregnancy
cancellation
the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
vitiation
nullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null
counteraction, neutralisation, neutralization
action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
deactivation, defusing
the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
neutralisation, neutralization
action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
regress, regression, retrogression, retroversion, reversion
returning to a former state
jumping-off point, point of departure, springboard
a beginning from which an enterprise is launched
activation
making active and effective (as a bomb)
attack, tone-beginning
a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase
constitution, establishment, formation, organisation, organization
the act of forming or establishing something
debut, entry, first appearance, introduction, launching, unveiling
the act of beginning something new
face-off
(ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players
first step, initiative, opening, opening move
the first of a series of actions
groundbreaking, groundbreaking ceremony
the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project
housing start
the act of starting to construct a house
icebreaker
a beginning that relaxes a tense or formal atmosphere
inauguration, startup
the act of starting a new operation or practice
creation, foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination
the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
installation, installing, installment, instalment
the act of installing something (as equipment)
jump ball
(basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate
kickoff
(football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
recommencement, resumption
beginning again
scrum, scrummage
(rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession
startup
the act of setting in operation
baking
cooking by dry heat in an oven
browning, toasting
cooking to a brown crispiness over a fire or on a grill
broil, broiling, grilling
cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
frying, sauteing
cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
fusion cooking
cooking that combines ingredients and techniques and seasonings from different cuisines
braising
cooking slowly in fat in a closed pot with little moisture
poaching
cooking in simmering liquid
roasting
cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)
boiling, simmering, stewing
cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
tenderisation, tenderization
the act of making meat tender by pounding or marinating it
percolation
the act of making coffee in a percolator
salting
the act of adding salt to food
sweetening
the act of adding a sweetener to food
development
act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
the act of making something clean
correction, rectification
the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
optimisation, optimization
the act of rendering optimal
perfection
the act of making something perfect
reform
a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
amelioration, betterment, melioration
the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
self-improvement, self-reformation
the act of improving yourself
beauty treatment
enhancement of someone's personal beauty
glamorisation, glamorization, glamourisation, glamourization
the act of glamorizing; making something or someone more beautiful (often in a superficial way)
adornment
the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting
embellishment, ornamentation
the act of adding extraneous decorations to something
window dressing
the decoration of shop windows
trimming
the act of adding decoration
tessellation
the act of adorning with mosaic
figuration
decorating with a design
tattoo
the practice of making a design on the skin by pricking and staining
titivation, tittivation
sprucing up; making decorative additions to
marking
the act of making a visible mark on a surface
clarification, clearing
the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
enrichment
act of making fuller or more meaningful or rewarding
humanisation, humanization
the act of making more human
modernisation, modernization
making modern in appearance or behavior
overhaul, redevelopment, renovation
the act of improving by renewing and restoring
enhancement, sweetening
an improvement that makes something more agreeable
upturn
an upward movement or trend as in business activity
downswing, downturn
a worsening of business or economic activity
airing, ventilation
the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation
the act of putting something in working order again
dehumanisation, dehumanization
the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities
animalisation, animalization, brutalisation, brutalization
an act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities
barbarisation, barbarization
an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized
bastardisation, bastardization
an act that debases or corrupts
corruption, subversion
destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity
demoralisation, demoralization
destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
constipation, deadening, impairment, stultification
the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
popularisation, popularization, vulgarisation, vulgarization
the act of making something attractive to the general public
profanation
degradation of something worthy of respect; cheapening
abasement, humiliation
depriving one of self-esteem
lightening, whitening
changing to a lighter color
blackening, darkening
changing to a darker color
discoloration, discolouration
the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded
coloring, colouring
the act or process of changing the color of something
maculation, spotting, staining
the act of spotting or staining something
contamination, pollution
the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
dousing, ducking, immersion, submersion
the act of wetting something by submerging it
drenching, soaking, souse, sousing
the act of making something completely wet
dampening, moistening
the act of making something slightly wet
splash, splashing
the act of scattering water about haphazardly
watering
wetting with water
chomping
the act of chewing noisily
gumming, mumbling
ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
rumination
(of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
discontinuance, discontinuation
the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
awakening, wakening, waking up
the act of waking
excitation, excitement
something that agitates and arouses
incitation, incitement
an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating
inflaming, inflammation
arousal to violent emotion
inspiration, stirring
arousing to a particular emotion or action
stimulation
the act of arousing an organism to action
titillation
an agreeable arousal
stabilisation, stabilization
the act of making something (as a vessel or aircraft) less likely to overturn
upgrade
the act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components)
vulgarisation, vulgarization
the act of rendering something coarse and unrefined
cuisine, culinary art
the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so prepared
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change
the action of changing something

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