Definitions

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  • n. A heaping up; accumulation - Johnson

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A heaping up; accumulation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of heaping together.

Etymologies

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Latin acervatio

Examples

  • Cold and phlegmatic in their own nature, like damp hay, they heat and inflame by co-acervation; or like bees they become restless and irritable through the increased temperature of collected multitudes.

    Biographia Literaria

  • 'Fanatici-qui circum fana favorem mutuo contrahunt el afflant' -- those who in the same conventicle, or before the same shrine, relique or image, heat and ferment by co-acervation.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

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  • JM realises these words are starting to form an acervation, possibly heaps of acervations!

    March 5, 2009