labefaction

labefaction

[lab-uh-fak-shuhn]
noun
a shaking or weakening; overthrow or downfall.

Origin:
1610–20; < Late Latin labefactiōn- (stem of labefactiō), equivalent to labefact(us) (past participle of labefacere to loosen) + -iōn- -ion

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labefaction or labefactation (ˌlæbɪˈfækʃən, ˌlæbɪfækˈteɪʃən)
 
n
rare deterioration; weakening
 
[C17: from Late Latin labefactiō, from Latin labefacere shake, from lābī to fall + facere to make]
 
labefactation or labefactation
 
n
 
[C17: from Late Latin labefactiō, from Latin labefacere shake, from lābī to fall + facere to make]

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