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  1. anticipation
    the act of predicting, as by reasoning about the future
  2. constipation
    irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
  3. dissipation
    breaking up and scattering by dispersion
  4. emancipation
    freeing someone from the control of another
  5. exculpation
    the act of freeing from guilt or blame
  6. extirpation
    the act of pulling up or out
  7. inculpation
    an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
  8. nonparticipation
    withdrawing from the activities of a group
  9. obstipation
    severe constipation resulting from an obstruction in the intestines
  10. occupation
    the principal activity in one's life to earn money
  11. palpation
    a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
  12. participation
    the act of sharing in the activities of a group
  13. preoccupation
    the mental state of being obsessed by something
  14. syncopation
    a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
  15. usurpation
    wrongfully seizing and holding by force
  16. acclimatisation
    adaptation to a new climate
  17. accusation
    an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
  18. actualisation
    making real or giving the appearance of reality
  19. aftersensation
    an image that persists after stimulation has ceased
  20. alphabetisation
    the act of putting in alphabetical order
  21. amortisation
    the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years
  22. animalisation
    an act that makes people cruel or lacking normal human qualities
  23. atomisation
    separating something into fine particles
  24. authorisation
    official permission or approval
  25. barbarisation
    an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized
  26. bastardisation
    an act that debases or corrupts
  27. bowdlerisation
    the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent
  28. brutalisation
    the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
  29. canalisation
    the production of a canal or a conversion to canals
  30. canonisation
    (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
  31. capitalisation
    writing in capital letters
  32. carbonisation
    the destructive distillation of coal (as in coke ovens)
  33. categorisation
    the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
  34. catheterisation
    the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
  35. causation
    the act of making something happen
  36. cauterisation
    the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
  37. centralisation
    gathering to a center
  38. cessation
    a stopping
  39. channelisation
    management through specified channels of communication
  40. characterisation
    the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
  41. circularisation
    circulating printed notices as a means of advertising
  42. civilisation
    a society in an advanced state of social development
  43. collectivisation
    the organization of a nation or economy on the basis of collectivism
  44. colonisation
    the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
  45. commercialisation
    the act of commercializing something
  46. communisation
    the organization of a nation of the basis of communism
  47. compartmentalisation
    the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
  48. compensation
    the act of making amends for service, loss, or injury
  49. conceptualisation
    inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally
  50. condensation
    process of changing from a gas to a liquid or solid state
  51. conversation
    the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas
  52. criminalisation
    legislation that makes something illegal
  53. crystallisation
    the formation of crystals
  54. decentralisation
    the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
  55. decimalisation
    the act of changing to a decimal system
  56. decolonisation
    the action of changing from colonial to independent status
  57. decriminalisation
    legislation that makes something legal that was formerly illegal
  58. decussation
    an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
  59. dehumanisation
    the act of degrading people with respect to their best qualities
  60. demagnetisation
    the process of removing magnetization
  61. demineralisation
    the removal of minerals and mineral salts from a liquid
  62. demobilisation
    act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops
  63. democratisation
    the action of making something democratic
  64. demonetisation
    ending something as no longer the legal tender of a country
  65. demonisation
    to represent as diabolically evil
  66. demoralisation
    depression resulting from an undermining of your morale
  67. demythologisation
    the restatement of a message in rational terms
  68. denationalisation
    changing something from state to private ownership or control
  69. depersonalisation
    representing a human being as a physical thing deprived of personal qualities or individuality
  70. depolarisation
    a loss of polarity or polarization
  71. desalinisation
    the removal of salt (especially from sea water)
  72. desensitisation
    the process of reducing sensitivity
  73. detribalisation
    the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living
  74. devitalisation
    the act of reducing the vitality of something
  75. diagonalisation
    changing a square matrix to diagonal form
  76. dichotomisation
    the act of dividing into two sharply different categories
  77. digitalisation
    the administration of digitalis for the treatment of certain heart disorders
  78. digitisation
    conversion of analog information into digital information
  79. disorganisation
    a condition in which an orderly system has been disrupted
  80. dispensation
    the act of giving out in portions
  81. dramatisation
    conversion into dramatic form
  82. equalisation
    the act of making equal or uniform
  83. extemporisation
    a performance given extempore without planning or preparation
  84. exteriorisation
    embodying in an outward form
  85. externalisation
    attributing to outside causes
  86. extravasation
    the process of exuding or passing out of a vessel into surrounding tissues; said of blood or lymph or urine
  87. factorisation
    (mathematics) the resolution of an entity into factors such that when multiplied together they give the original entity
  88. familiarisation
    the experience of becoming familiar with something
  89. federalisation
    the state of being under federal control
  90. feminisation
    the process of becoming feminized
  91. fertilisation
    making fertile as by applying fertilizer or manure
  92. fictionalisation
    writing in a fictional form
  93. finalisation
    the act of finalizing
  94. focalisation
    the act of bringing into focus
  95. formalisation
    the act of making formal
  96. fossilisation
    the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
  97. fraternisation
    associating with others in a brotherly or friendly way
  98. galvanisation
    stimulation with a galvanic current
  99. generalisation
    the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances
  100. glamorisation
    the act of glamorizing
  101. globalisation
    growth to a global or worldwide scale
  102. harmonisation
    a piece of harmonized music
  103. homogenisation
    the act of making something homogeneous or uniform in composition
  104. hospitalisation
    placing in medical care in a hospital
  105. humanisation
    the act of making more human
  106. hyalinisation
    the state of being hyaline or having become hyaline
  107. hybridisation
    (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
  108. hypostatisation
    regarding something abstract as a material thing
  109. idealisation
    a portrayal of something as ideal
  110. idolisation
    the act of admiring strongly
  111. immobilisation
    the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement
  112. immunisation
    the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
  113. improvisation
    a performance given without planning or preparation
  114. individualisation
    discriminating the individual from the generic group or species
  115. industrialisation
    the development of industry on an extensive scale
  116. initialisation
    (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position
  117. inspissation
    the act of thickening
  118. intellectualisation
    (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that uses reasoning to block out emotional stress and conflict
  119. internalisation
    learning that is incorporated within yourself
  120. internationalisation
    the act of bringing something under international control
  121. intravasation
    entry of foreign matter into a blood vessel
  122. ionisation
    the process of ionizing
  123. isomerisation
    the conversion of a compound into an isomer of itself
  124. itemisation
    the act of making a list of items
  125. keratinisation
    organic process by which keratin is deposited in cells and the cells become horny (as in nails and hair)
  126. legalisation
    the act of making lawful
  127. lexicalisation
    the process of making a word to express a concept
  128. liberalisation
    the act of making less strict
  129. localisation
    a determination of the place where something is
  130. lyophilisation
    a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
  131. magnetisation
    the process that makes a substance magnetic
  132. malversation
    misconduct in public office
  133. marginalisation
    the social process of becoming or being made marginal
  134. masculinisation
    the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
  135. materialisation
    the process of coming into being; becoming reality
  136. maximisation
    the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position
  137. mechanisation
    the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology; usually involving electronic hardware
  138. memorisation
    learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
  139. militarisation
    act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
  140. miniaturisation
    act of making on a greatly reduced scale
  141. minimisation
    the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
  142. mobilisation
    act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action
  143. modernisation
    making modern in appearance or behavior
  144. monetisation
    establishing something as the legal tender of a country
  145. monopolisation
    domination to the exclusion of others
  146. moralisation
    indulgence in moral pronouncements
  147. motorisation
    the act of motorizing
  148. mythologisation
    the restatement of a message as a myth
  149. nasalisation
    the act of nasalizing
  150. nationalisation
    changing something from private to state ownership or control
  151. naturalisation
    the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
  152. neutralisation
    action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
  153. normalisation
    the imposition of standards or regulations
  154. novelisation
    converting something into the form of a novel
  155. opsonisation
    process whereby opsonins make an invading microorganism more susceptible to phagocytosis
  156. optimisation
    the act of rendering optimal
  157. organisation
    an ordered manner
  158. overcapitalisation
    too much capitalization
  159. overcompensation
    excessive compensation
  160. overutilisation
    exploitation to the point of diminishing returns
  161. oxidisation
    the process of oxidizing
  162. particularisation
    an individualized description of a particular instance
  163. pasteurisation
    partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food
  164. pauperisation
    the act of making someone poor
  165. penalisation
    the act of punishing
  166. peptisation
    the process of converting to a sol
  167. plagiarisation
    the act of plagiarizing
  168. polarisation
    the condition of having or giving polarity
  169. polymerisation
    a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound
  170. popularisation
    the act of making something attractive to the general public
  171. privatisation
    changing something from state to private ownership or control
  172. professionalisation
    the social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
  173. pulsation
    the rhythmic beating of the heart
  174. pulverisation
    the act of grinding to a powder or dust
  175. quantisation
    the act of dividing into quanta or expressing in terms of quantum theory
  176. randomisation
    a deliberately haphazard arrangement of observations so as to simulate chance
  177. rationalisation
    the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
  178. realisation
    coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
  179. recusation
    (law) the disqualification of a judge or jury by reason of prejudice or conflict of interest; a judge can be recused by objections of either party or judges can disqualify themselves
  180. regularisation
    the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular
  181. reharmonisation
    a piece of music whose original harmony has been revised
  182. reorganisation
    the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently
  183. revitalisation
    bringing again into activity and prominence
  184. ruggedisation
    the act of making a piece of equipment rugged
  185. sanitisation
    making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing
  186. scandalisation
    the act of scandalizing
  187. schematisation
    the act of reducing to a scheme or formula
  188. secularisation
    the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion
  189. sensation
    an awareness of some type of stimulation
  190. sensitisation
    (psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)
  191. sentimentalisation
    the act of indulging in sentiment
  192. serialisation
    publication in serial form
  193. signalisation
    a conspicuous indication
  194. socialisation
    the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
  195. solarisation
    exposure to the rays of the sun
  196. solemnisation
    the public performance of a sacrament or solemn ceremony with all appropriate ritual
  197. solmisation
    a system of naming the notes of a musical scale by syllables instead of letters
  198. specialisation
    the act of specializing
  199. spiritualisation
    the act of making something spiritual
  200. stabilisation
    the act of stabilizing something or making it more stable
  201. standardisation
    the condition in which a standard has been successfully established
  202. sterilisation
    the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
  203. stigmatisation
    the act of stigmatizing
  204. stylisation
    the act of stylizing
  205. subsidisation
    the act of providing a subsidy
  206. summarisation
    the act of preparing a summary
  207. symbolisation
    the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
  208. synchronisation
    the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
  209. systematisation
    systematic organization
  210. tergiversation
    falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
  211. territorialisation
    the act of organizing as a territory
  212. terrorisation
    the act of inspiring with fear
  213. theorisation
    the production or use of theories
  214. unionisation
    act of forming labor unions
  215. urbanisation
    the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
  216. utilisation
    the act of using
  217. vacuolisation
    the state of having become filled with vacuoles
  218. vaporisation
    annihilation by vaporizing something
  219. vascularisation
    the organic process whereby body tissue becomes vascular and develops capillaries
  220. verbalisation
    the activity of expressing something in words
  221. victimisation
    an act that exploits or victimizes someone
  222. virilisation
    the abnormal development of male sexual characteristics in a female (usually as the result of hormone therapies or adrenal malfunction)
  223. visualisation
    a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
  224. vocalisation
    the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
  225. vulcanisation
    process of treating rubber or rubberlike materials with sulphur at great heat to improve elasticity and strength or to harden them
  226. vulgarisation
    the act of rendering something coarse and unrefined
  227. accentuation
    the use or application of an accent
  228. actuation
    the act of propelling
  229. attenuation
    a weakening in force or intensity
  230. continuation
    the act of continuing an activity without interruption
  231. devaluation
    the reduction of something's value or worth
  232. disambiguation
    clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity
  233. discontinuation
    the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption
  234. effectuation
    the act of implementing ; carrying into effect
  235. equation
    a mathematical statement that two expressions are the same
  236. evacuation
    the act of leaving a dangerous place in an orderly fashion
  237. evaluation
    the act of ascertaining or judging the quality of
  238. extenuation
    a partial excuse to mitigate censure
  239. fluctuation
    an instance of change
  240. graduation
    the successful completion of a program of study
  241. habituation
    a general adaptation to unchanging environmental conditions
  242. individuation
    the quality of being individual
  243. infatuation
    a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love
  244. insinuation
    an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
  245. menstruation
    the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
  246. overvaluation
    an appraisal that is too high
  247. perpetuation
    the act of prolonging or causing to exist indefinitely
  248. punctuation
    the use of marks to clarify meaning of written material
  249. reevaluation
    the evaluation of something a second time (or more)
  250. revaluation
    a new appraisal or evaluation
  251. situation
    physical position in relation to the surroundings
  252. superannuation
    the act of discharging someone because of age
  253. underevaluation
    an appraisal that underestimates the value of something
  254. undervaluation
    too low a value or price assigned to something
  255. valuation
    an appraisal of the monetary worth of something
  256. affixation
    the act of attaching or affixing something
  257. annexation
    incorporation by joining or uniting
  258. fixation
    the activity of fastening something firmly in position
  259. indexation
    a system of economic regulation: wages and interest are tied to the cost-of-living index in order to reduce the effects of inflation
  260. laxation
    the act of making something less tight
  261. luxation
    displacement or misalignment of a joint or organ
  262. prefixation
    formation of a word by means of a prefix
  263. relaxation
    freedom from activity
  264. subluxation
    partial displacement of a joint or organ
  265. suffixation
    formation of a word by means of a suffix
  266. taxation
    imposition of charges against a citizen's person or property
  267. vexation
    anger produced by some annoying irritation
  268. approbation
    official acceptance or agreement
  269. conglobation
    an occurrence combining miscellaneous things into a (more or less) rounded mass
  270. conurbation
    an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
  271. disapprobation
    pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
  272. exacerbation
    action that makes a problem or a disease worse
  273. incubation
    (pathology) the phase in the development of an infection between the time a pathogen enters the body and the time the first symptoms appear
  274. intubation
    the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
  275. libation
    the act of pouring a liquid offering as a religious ceremony
  276. masturbation
    manual stimulation of the genital organs for sexual pleasure
  277. perturbation
    the act of causing disorder
  278. probation
    a trial period during which one's abilities are tested
  279. reprobation
    severe disapproval
  280. creation
    the act of starting something for the first time
  281. delineation
    a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
  282. enucleation
    surgical removal of something without cutting into it
  283. ideation
    the process of forming and relating thoughts
  284. lineation
    the act of marking or outlining with lines
  285. miscreation
    something abnormal or anomalous
  286. permeation
    the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
  287. procreation
    the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
  288. recreation
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
  289. abnegation
    the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
  290. abrogation
    an official or legal cancellation
  291. aggregation
    the act of gathering something together
  292. allegation
    a formal accusation against somebody
  293. arrogation
    seizure by the government
  294. astronavigation
    navigating according to the positions of the stars
  295. castigation
    verbal punishment
  296. centrifugation
    the process of separating substances of different densities by the use of a centrifuge
  297. circumnavigation
    traveling around something (by ship or plane)
  298. colligation
    the state of being joined together
  299. congregation
    the act of assembling
  300. conjugation
    the state of being joined together
  301. corrugation
    the act of shaping into parallel ridges and grooves
  302. delegation
    a group of representatives
  303. derogation
    a communication that belittles somebody or something
  304. desegregation
    incorporation of a formerly excluded group into a community
  305. divagation
    a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
  306. elongation
    the act of lengthening something
  307. expurgation
    the deletion of parts considered objectionable or harmful
  308. fumigation
    the application of gas or smoke to kill pests or disinfect
  309. instigation
    deliberate and intentional triggering
  310. interrogation
    an instance of questioning
  311. investigation
    an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
  312. irrigation
    the act of supplying dry land with water by artificial means
  313. legation
    a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister
  314. ligation
    tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature
  315. litigation
    a legal proceeding in a court
  316. mitigation
    the action of lessening in severity or intensity
  317. navigation
    the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
  318. negation
    the speech act of denying or refusing
  319. objurgation
    rebuking a person harshly
  320. obligation
    the state of being bound to do or pay something
  321. prolongation
    the act of prolonging something
  322. promulgation
    a public statement containing information about an event
  323. propagation
    the act of producing offspring
  324. prorogation
    discontinuation of the meeting without dissolving it
  325. purgation
    purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
  326. relegation
    authorizing subordinates to make certain decisions
  327. rogation
    a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church
  328. segregation
    the act of keeping apart
  329. subjugation
    forced submission to control by others
  330. subrogation
    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
  331. supererogation
    an effort above and beyond the call of duty
  332. ultracentrifugation
    centrifugation at very high speeds
  333. variegation
    the act of introducing variety
Created on March 5, 2013 (updated March 5, 2013)

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