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abstention

Abstention
(a.) The act of abstaining; a holding aloof.

castration

Castration
(n.) The act of castrating.

contaction

Contaction
(n.) Act of touching.

contection

Contection
(n.) A covering.

contention

Contention
(n.) A violent effort or struggle to obtain, or to resist, something; contest; strife.
(n.) Strife in words; controversy; altercation; quarrel; dispute; as, a bone of contention.
(n.) Vehemence of endeavor; eagerness; ardor; zeal.
(n.) A point maintained in an argument, or a line of argument taken in its support; the subject matter of discussion or strife; a position taken or contended for.

contortion

Contortion
(n.) A twisting; a writhing; wry motion; a twist; as, the contortion of the muscles of the face.

contrition

Contrition
(n.) The act of grinding or ribbing to powder; attrition; friction; rubbing.
(n.) The state of being contrite; deep sorrow and repentance for sin, because sin is displeasing to God; humble penitence; through repentance.

distention

Distention
(n.) The act of distending; the act of stretching in breadth or in all directions; the state of being Distended; as, the distention of the lungs.
(n.) Breadth; extent or space occupied by the thing distended.

distortion

Distortion
(n.) The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.
(n.) A wresting from the true meaning.
(n.) The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.
(n.) An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.

filtration

Filtration
(n.) The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.

initiation

Initiation
(n.) The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc.
(n.) The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission into a secret society or order.

lustration

Lustration
(n.) The act of lustrating or purifying.
(n.) A sacrifice, or ceremony, by which cities, fields, armies, or people, defiled by crimes, pestilence, or other cause of uncleanness, were purified.

nasturtion

Nasturtion
(n.) Same as Nasturtium.

protection

Protection
(n.) The act of protecting, or the state of being protected; preservation from loss, injury, or annoyance; defense; shelter; as, the weak need protection.
(n.) That which protects or preserves from injury; a defense; a shield; a refuge.
(n.) A writing that protects or secures from molestation or arrest; a pass; a safe-conduct; a passport.
(n.) A theory, or a policy, of protecting the producers in a country from foreign competition in the home market by the imposition of such discriminating duties on goods of foreign production as will restrict or prevent their importation; -- opposed to free trade.

sustention

Sustention
(n.) Sustentation.