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Definition of "lacrimation" [lacrimation]

  • Secretion of tears, especially in excess. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lacrimation" in a sentence
  • "For those of you unfamiliar with the makeover episode of America's Next Top Model, know that it typically brings out tears, and I'm talking Niagara-like lacrimation."
  • "White phosphorus fume can cause severe eye irritation with blepharospasm, photophobia, and lacrimation."
  • "Some years ago, some seventy laborers, who were clearing away snow-drifts in the Caucasus, were seized, and thirty of them could not find their way home, so great was the photophobia, conjunctivitis, and lacrimation."