Definitions

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  • n. Departing from the normal syntax of a series to increase its effect.

Etymologies

From Latin acervātiō ("heaping up"), from acervō ("heap up") + -ātiō. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Homini cibus utilissimus simplex, acervatio cirborum pestifera, et condimenta perniciosa, multos morbos multa fercula ferunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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