cerebration

cerebrate

[ser-uh-breyt]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), cerebrated, cerebrating.
to use the mind; think or think about.

Origin:
1870–75; back formation from cerebration. See cerebrum, -ation

cerebration, noun
cerebrational, adjective

celebrate, celibate, cerebrate.
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cerebrate (ˈsɛrɪˌbreɪt)
 
vb
facetious usually (intr) to use the mind; think; ponder; consider

cerebration (ˌsɛrɪˈbreɪʃən)
 
n
the act of thinking; consideration; thought
 
[C19: from Latin cerebrum brain]

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cerebration
1853, coined by English physiologist Dr. William B. Carpenter (1813-1885) from L. cerebrum "brain" (see cerebral).
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cerebration cer·e·bra·tion (sěr'ə-brā'shən)
n.
Activity of the mental processes; thinking.

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