from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of basking in the sun; exposure to sunlight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Basking in the sun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of apricating, or basking in the sun.


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  • Oh! that you were more acquainted with this, this aprication, so to speak, that is, sunning yourselves and warming in the sun, the exposing and opening of your hearts frequently in secret, before this sun of

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning


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  • "'This I attribute to my practice of aprication,' said Stephen... It was true: Stephen regularly sat in the tops with nothing on and he had none of the dank, corpselike pallor of naked Europeans."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World, 302

    February 23, 2008

  • Does aprication make your skin resemble an apricot?

    February 24, 2008

  • I think it's related to apricity. OED says simply 'basking in the sun.'

    October 13, 2008

  • How about precocious aprication? Apricots do get the early sun of the season and cook first! (if they don't freeze)

    October 13, 2008