Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Secretion of tears, especially in excess.

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  • n. shedding tears; crying

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. shedding tears; same as lachrymation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. shedding tears

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • White phosphorus fume can cause severe eye irritation with blepharospasm, photophobia, and lacrimation.

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  • 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.

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  • At the same time there are slight catarrhal symptoms present, including lacrimation and a little mucous discharge from the nostrils.

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  • The stupor becomes rapidly more marked, the eyes become puffy and swollen with excessive lacrimation, so that the tears run from the internal canthus of the eye over the cheeks and may blister the skin in their course.

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  • This elevation will last a varying period of from two to six days, and on the day following its onset the ordinary symptoms of fever will be noticed, and in addition there will be petechiæ on the conjunctival membranes, lacrimation, a slight mucous discharge from the nose, and in severe cases some edema of the lower portion of the legs, and perhaps of the sheath in horses.

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  • And so a test was performed to study both the credulity and propensity for lacrimation of mages.

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  • Greeley DM, Langford WS (1949) Central autonomic dysfunction with defective lacrimation: report of five case.

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  • This gas is a powerful oxidizing agent and can cause a wide range of symptoms in humans, including lacrimation, irritation of the mucous membranes in the mouth, throat, and bronchial tubes, headaches, coughing and even deterioration in lung function.

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  • Ozone is a powerful oxidizing agent and can cause a wide range of symptoms in humans, including lacrimation, irritation of the mucous membranes in the mouth, throat, and bronchial tubes, headaches, coughing and even deterioration in lung function.

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