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Definition of "eremacausis" []

  • A gradual oxidation from exposure to air and moisture, as in the decay of old trees or dead animals. (noun)

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Use "eremacausis" in a sentence
  • "In 2006, Samir lost in the seventh round because of just such a word, "eremacausis" ( "gradual oxidation of organic matter from exposure to air and moisture")."
  • "If you ever learnt to love her, it would not be for any lovelight in her eye; it would never be the quick, fierce, hot, biting electric passion of the fleshly poets, it would be what a chemist might call the "eremacausis" kindled by habit."
  • "TOM FOREMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): The word is eremacausis."