deli ration


noun Archaic.
mental derangement; raving; delirium.

1590–1600; < Latin dēlīrātiōn- (stem of dēlīrātiō) folly, equivalent to dēlīr(āre) to be silly, literally, go out of the furrow (dē- de- + līr(a) furrow + -āre infinitive ending) + -ātiōn- -ation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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