Sensational Suffixes: TION (Part 2)

An itemization of words ending with the suffix 'tion'. Part 1 Part 3

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  1. echolocation
    determination of the position of objects by reflected sound
  2. edification
    uplifting enlightenment
  3. edition
    the form in which a text is published
  4. education
    activities that impart knowledge or skill
  5. effectuation
    the act of implementing ; carrying into effect
  6. ejaculation
    the discharge of semen in males
  7. ejection
    the act of expelling or projecting
  8. elaboration
    developing in intricate and painstaking detail
  9. elation
    a feeling of joy and pride
  10. election
    vote to select the winner of a position or political office
  11. electrocution
    execution by electricity
  12. elevation
    distance of something above a reference point
  13. elicitation
    stimulation that calls up a particular class of behaviors
  14. elimination
    the act of removing or getting rid of something
  15. elocution
    an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice
  16. elongation
    the act of lengthening something
  17. elucidation
    an act of explaining that serves to cast light on
  18. emaciation
    extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
  19. emanation
    the act of emitting; causing to flow forth
  20. emancipation
    freeing someone from the control of another
  21. embarkation
    the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
  22. embrocation
    a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
  23. emendation
    a correction by emending
  24. emigration
    moving from one place in order to settle in another
  25. emotion
    any strong feeling
  26. emulation
    effort to equal or surpass another
  27. encryption
    the activity of converting data or information into code
  28. enumeration
    the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
  29. enunciation
    the articulation of speech with regards to intelligibility
  30. equation
    a mathematical statement that two expressions are the same
  31. equivocation
    intentional vagueness or ambiguity
  32. eradication
    the complete destruction of every trace of something
  33. erection
    the act of building or putting up
  34. erudition
    profound scholarly knowledge
  35. eruption
    the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge
  36. escalation
    an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy
  37. estimation
    an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
  38. estivation
    cessation or slowing of activity during the summer
  39. evacuation
    the act of leaving a dangerous place in an orderly fashion
  40. evaluation
    act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
  41. evaporation
    the process of becoming a vapor
  42. eviction
    expulsion of someone, especially a tenant, from a property
  43. evocation
    stimulation that calls up a particular class of behaviors
  44. evolution
    sequence of events involved in the development of a species
  45. exacerbation
    action that makes a problem or a disease worse
  46. exaction
    act of demanding or levying by force or authority
  47. exaggeration
    making to seem more important than it really is
  48. exaltation
    the elevation of a person, as to the status of a god
  49. examination
    the act of scrutinizing something closely (as for mistakes)
  50. exasperation
    actions that cause great irritation
  51. excavation
    the act of digging
  52. exception
    an instance that does not conform to a rule
  53. excitation
    the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
  54. exclamation
    an abrupt excited utterance
  55. excommunication
    cutting a person off from a religious society
  56. excoriation
    severe censure
  57. excretion
    the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  58. excruciation
    a state of acute pain
  59. exculpation
    the act of freeing from guilt or blame
  60. execration
    hate coupled with disgust
  61. execution
    putting a condemned person to death
  62. exemplification
    showing by example
  63. exemption
    an act freeing someone from obligations
  64. exertion
    use of physical or mental energy; hard work
  65. exfoliation
    the peeling off in flakes or scales of bark or dead skin
  66. exhalation
    the act of expelling air from the lungs
  67. exhaustion
    extreme fatigue
  68. exhibition
    the act of displaying or demonstrating
  69. exhilaration
    the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
  70. exhortation
    an earnest attempt at persuasion
  71. exhumation
    the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried
  72. exoneration
    the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation
  73. expatiation
    a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail
  74. expatriation
    the act of expelling a person from their native land
  75. expectation
    belief about the future
  76. expedition
    an organized group of people undertaking a journey
  77. experimentation
    the testing of an idea
  78. expiation
    compensation for a wrong
  79. expiration
    a coming to an end of a contract period
  80. explanation
    making something plain or intelligible
  81. explication
    a detailed discussion of the meaning of something
  82. exploitation
    an act that victimizes someone
  83. exploration
    travel for the purpose of discovery
  84. exponentiation
    the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power
  85. exportation
    the commercial activity of selling and shipping goods to a foreign country
  86. exposition
    a collection of things for public display
  87. expostulation
    an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof
  88. expropriation
    taking out of an owner's hands
  89. extenuation
    a partial excuse to mitigate censure
  90. extermination
    the act of getting rid of by killing off
  91. extinction
    the state of being no longer in existence
  92. extirpation
    the act of pulling up or out
  93. extortion
    unjust exaction, as by the misuse of authority
  94. extraction
    taking out something
  95. extradition
    surrender of an accused by one state or country to another
  96. extrapolation
    an inference about the future based on known facts
  97. extrication
    the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition
  98. exudation
    the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores
  99. exultation
    the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
  100. fabrication
    the act of making a product from raw materials
  101. facilitation
    act of assisting the progress or improvement of something
  102. faction
    a dissenting clique
  103. factorization
    (mathematics) the resolution of an entity into factors such that when multiplied together they give the original entity
  104. falsification
    a willful perversion of facts
  105. fascination
    the state of being intensely interested
  106. federation
    an organization formed by merging several groups or parties
  107. felicitation
    an expression of pleasure at the good fortune of another
  108. fermentation
    breaking down an organic substance, as sugar into alcohol
  109. fertilization
    making productive by adding nutrients
  110. fibrillation
    muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination
  111. fiction
    a literary work based on the imagination
  112. filtration
    the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
  113. fixation
    the activity of fastening something firmly in position
  114. flagellation
    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
  115. flection
    the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
  116. flotation
    the phenomenon of floating
  117. fluctuation
    an instance of change
  118. foliation
    (botany) the process of forming leaves
  119. foreordination
    being determined in advance
  120. formication
    hallucinated sensation that insects or snakes are crawling over the skin; a common side-effect of extensive use of cocaine or amphetamines
  121. formulation
    the act of inventing or contriving an idea or explanation
  122. fornication
    sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other
  123. fortification
    a defensive structure
  124. forward motion
    the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  125. foundation
    the basis on which something is grounded
  126. fraction
    a small part or item forming a piece of a whole
  127. fragmentation
    the separation of something into pieces or particles
  128. friction
    the resistance when a body is moved in contact with another
  129. fruition
    the condition of bearing fruit
  130. frustration
    an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
  131. fulmination
    the act of exploding with noise and violence
  132. fumigation
    the application of a gas or smoke to something for the purpose of disinfecting it
  133. function
    what something is used for
  134. furcation
    the place where something divides into branches
  135. gemination
    the act of copying or making a duplicate of something
  136. generalization
    the process of abstracting common properties of instances
  137. generation
    group of genetically related organisms in a line of descent
  138. gentrification
    the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class
  139. germination
    the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
  140. gestation
    the period during which an embryo develops
  141. gesticulation
    a deliberate and vigorous motion of the hands or body
  142. glaciation
    the process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice
  143. globalization
    growth to a worldwide scale
  144. glorification
    a state of high honor
  145. gradation
    relative position in a graded series
  146. graduation
    the successful completion of a program of study
  147. granulation
    the act of forming something into granules or grains
  148. gratification
    the act or an instance of satisfying
  149. gravitation
    the force of attraction between all masses in the universe
  150. gumption
    fortitude and determination
  151. gustation
    the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth
  152. gyration
    the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
  153. habitation
    the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place
  154. habituation
    a general adaptation to unchanging environmental conditions
  155. hallucination
    illusory perception
  156. hesitation
    the act of pausing uncertainly
  157. hibernation
    the resting state in which some animals pass the winter
  158. humiliation
    depriving one of self-esteem
  159. ideation
    the process of forming and relating thoughts
  160. identification
    the act of designating something
  161. ignition
    the process of initiating combustion or catching fire
  162. illation
    the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
  163. illumination
    the quality of providing light
  164. illustration
    a visual representation to make a subject easy to understand
  165. imagination
    the ability to form mental images of things or events
  166. imbibition
    the act of consuming liquids
  167. imitation
    copying the actions of someone else
  168. immigration
    movement of persons into a place
  169. immolation
    killing or offering as a sacrifice
  170. immunization
    the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
  171. impaction
    the condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed
  172. impartation
    the transmission of information
  173. imperfection
    the state or an instance of being flawed
  174. impersonation
    pretending to be someone else
  175. implantation
    the act of planting or setting in the ground
  176. implementation
    the act of providing a means for accomplishing something
  177. implication
    something that is inferred
  178. importation
    the commercial activity of buying goods from another country
  179. imposition
    the act of enforcing something
  180. imprecation
    the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil
  181. impregnation
    creation by the physical union of male and female gametes
  182. improvisation
    a performance given without planning or preparation
  183. imputation
    the attribution to a source or cause
  184. inaction
    the state of being inactive
  185. inanition
    exhaustion resulting from lack of food
  186. inattention
    lack of attention
  187. inauguration
    the ceremonial induction into a position
  188. incantation
    a ritual reciting of words believed to have a magical effect
  189. incarceration
    the state of being imprisoned
  190. incarnation
    act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas
  191. inception
    an event that is a beginning
  192. incineration
    the act of burning something completely
  193. incitation
    an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating
  194. inclination
    the act of bending forward
  195. inconsideration
    the quality of failing to be considerate of others
  196. incorporation
    consolidating two or more things
  197. incrustation
    the formation of a crust
  198. 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
  199. inculcation
    teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction
  200. inculpation
    an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
  201. indemnification
    compensation for loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance
  202. indentation
    the space left between the margin and a line set in
  203. indention
    the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
  204. indication
    the act of pointing out by name
  205. indigestion
    a stomach disorder characterized by discomfort or pain
  206. indignation
    a feeling of righteous anger
  207. indirection
    deceitful action that is not straightforward
  208. indiscretion
    the trait of being injudicious
  209. indisposition
    a certain degree of unwillingness
  210. individuation
    the quality of being individual
  211. indoctrination
    teaching someone to accept beliefs uncritically
  212. induction
    the act of bringing about something
  213. industrialization
    the development of commercial enterprise
  214. inebriation
    a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
  215. infatuation
    a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love
  216. infection
    the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
  217. infestation
    the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
  218. infiltration
    a process in which individuals penetrate an area
  219. inflammation
    the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
  220. inflation
    the act of filling something with air
  221. inflection
    the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
  222. infliction
    the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
  223. information
    knowledge acquired through study or experience
  224. infraction
    a violation of a law or rule
  225. infuriation
    a feeling of intense anger
  226. ingestion
    the process of taking food into the body through the mouth
  227. inhabitation
    the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place
  228. inhalation
    the act of drawing in air or other gases
  229. inhibition
    the action of forbidding
  230. inhumation
    the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
  231. initiation
    the act of starting something for the first time
  232. injection
    the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure
  233. injunction
    a judicial remedy to prohibit a party from doing something
  234. innovation
    the act of starting something for the first time
  235. inoculation
    taking a vaccine as a precaution against a disease
  236. inquisition
    a severe interrogation
  237. inscription
    the activity of carving or engraving letters or words
  238. insertion
    the act of putting one thing into another
  239. insinuation
    an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
  240. insolation
    incident solar radiation
  241. inspection
    a formal or official examination
  242. inspiration
    arousal of the mind to unusual activity or creativity
  243. installation
    the act of installing something (as equipment)
  244. instauration
    the act of starting something for the first time
  245. instigation
    deliberate and intentional triggering
  246. institution
    a custom that has been an important feature of some group
  247. instruction
    activities that impart knowledge or skill
  248. instrumentation
    the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
  249. insubordination
    defiance of authority
  250. insulation
    reduction of the transmission of sound, heat, or electricity
  251. insurrection
    organized opposition to authority
  252. integration
    the act of combining into a whole
  253. intellection
    the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
  254. intensification
    action that makes something stronger or more extreme
  255. intention
    an anticipated outcome that guides your planned actions
  256. interaction
    a mutual or reciprocal deed
  257. interception
    the act of intercepting
  258. intercommunication
    mutual communication; communication with each other
  259. interdiction
    authoritative prohibition
  260. interjection
    an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
  261. interpolation
    the action of interjecting an action or remark
  262. interposition
    the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
  263. interpretation
    the act of expressing something in an artistic performance
  264. interrogation
    an instance of questioning
  265. interruption
    an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
  266. intersection
    the act of meeting at a point
  267. intervention
    the act of interposing one thing between or among others
  268. intimation
    a slight suggestion or vague understanding
  269. intimidation
    the act of scaring a weaker person to make them do something
  270. intonation
    the act of singing in a monotonous tone
  271. intoxication
    the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
  272. introduction
    the act of beginning something new
  273. introspection
    contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
  274. intuition
    instinctive knowing, without the use of rational processes
  275. inundation
    an overwhelming number or amount
  276. invalidation
    a formal termination
  277. invention
    the act of making something new
  278. investigation
    an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
  279. invigoration
    the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
  280. invitation
    a request to be present or take part in something
  281. invocation
    the act of appealing for help
  282. involution
    the act of sharing in the activities of a group
  283. irresolution
    the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
  284. irrigation
    supplying dry land with water by artificial means
  285. irritation
    something that causes annoyance or trouble
  286. irruption
    a sudden violent entrance; a bursting in
  287. isolation
    the act of setting something apart from others
  288. itemization
    the act of making a list of things
  289. iteration
    doing or saying again
  290. jactitation
    a false boast that can harm others
  291. jubilation
    a feeling of extreme joy
  292. junction
    an act of joining or adjoining things
  293. jurisdiction
    the territory within which power can be exercised
  294. justification
    the act of defending or explaining by reasoning
  295. juxtaposition
    the act of positioning close together
  296. laceration
    the act of tearing irregularly
  297. lactation
    the production and secretion of milk by the mammary glands
  298. lamentation
    the passionate activity of expressing grief
  299. lamination
    bonding thin sheets together
  300. lapidation
    the act of pelting with stones
  301. laxation
    the act of making something less tight
  302. legislation
    the act of making or enacting laws
  303. levitation
    the phenomenon of rising as if by supernatural means
  304. libation
    the act of pouring a liquid offering as a religious ceremony
  305. liberalization
    the act of making less strict
  306. liberation
    the act of freeing someone or something
  307. ligation
    tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature
  308. limitation
    an act of restricting (as by regulation)
  309. lineation
    the act of marking or outlining with lines
  310. liposuction
    lipectomy (especially for cosmetic purposes) in which excess fatty tissue is removed from under the skin by suction
  311. liquidation
    termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
  312. litigation
    a legal proceeding in a court
  313. localization
    a determination of the place where something is
  314. location
    the act of putting something in a certain place
  315. locomotion
    the power or ability to move
  316. locution
    a word or phrase that people use in particular situations
  317. lotion
    any of various cosmetic preparations that are applied to the skin
  318. lubrication
    the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant
  319. lucubration
    laborious cogitation
  320. maceration
    extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
  321. machination
    a crafty and involved plot to achieve your ends
  322. macroevolution
    evolution on a large scale extending over geologic era and resulting in the formation of new taxonomic groups
  323. magnification
    the act of expanding something in apparent size
  324. malediction
    the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil
  325. malformation
    something abnormal or anomalous
  326. malfunction
    fail to work properly
  327. malnutrition
    a state of poor nourishment
  328. manifestation
    a clear appearance
  329. manipulation
    exerting shrewd or devious influence for one's own advantage
  330. matriculation
    admission to a group, especially a college or university
  331. maturation
    the act of coming to full development
  332. maximization
    the act of raising to the highest possible point
  333. mediation
    the act of intervening to bring about a settlement
  334. medication
    something that treats or prevents the symptoms of disease
  335. meditation
    continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject
  336. memorialization
    a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something
  337. memorization
    learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
  338. menstruation
    the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
  339. mentation
    the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
  340. mention
    make reference to
  341. microevolution
    evolution resulting from small specific genetic changes that can lead to a new subspecies
  342. midsection
    the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)
  343. migration
    the movement of persons from one locality to another
  344. minimization
    the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
  345. ministration
    assistance in time of difficulty
  346. misapplication
    wrong use or application
  347. misappropriation
    the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
  348. miscegenation
    marriage or reproduction by people of different races
  349. misconception
    an incorrect assumption
  350. misdirection
    incorrect directions or instructions
  351. misinformation
    information that is incorrect
  352. misinterpretation
    applying the wrong reading
  353. misrepresentation
    a misleading falsehood
  354. mitigation
    the action of lessening in severity or intensity
  355. mobilization
    act of marshaling, organizing, and making ready for use
  356. moderation
    the quality of avoiding extremes
  357. modernization
    the act of making up-to-date in appearance or behavior
  358. modification
    the act of making something different
  359. modulation
    the act of adjusting according to due measure and proportion
  360. molestation
    the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
  361. mollification
    the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined
  362. monetization
    establishing something as the legal tender of a country
  363. monition
    cautionary advice about something imminent
  364. mortification
    strong feelings of embarrassment
  365. motion
    the act of changing location from one place to another
  366. motivation
    psychological feature arousing action toward a desired goal
  367. multiplication
    arithmetic operation determining the product of two numbers
  368. mummification
    the act of embalming, drying, and wrapping a dead body
  369. munition
    weapons considered collectively
  370. mutation
    a change or alteration in form or qualities
  371. mystification
    confusion resulting from failure to understand
  372. narration
    giving an account describing a course of events
  373. natation
    the act of someone who swims or floats in the water
  374. nation
    a politically organized body of people under a government
  375. natural selection
    a process in which organisms evolve to adapt to environment
  376. naturalization
    the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
  377. navigation
    the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
  378. negation
    the speech act of denying or refusing
  379. negotiation
    a discussion intended to produce an agreement
  380. neutralization
    action intended to nullify the effects of some action
  381. nomination
    the act of officially naming a candidate
  382. nonfiction
    prose writing that is not formed by the imagination
  383. notation
    a comment or instruction (usually added)
  384. notification
    informing by words
  385. notion
    a general inclusive concept
  386. nullification
    counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
  387. numeration
    the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
  388. nutrition
    the organic process of nourishing or being nourished

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