Definitions

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  • n. The action of drawing something out, as though from a well.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of drawing out ; exhaustion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of drawing out; exhaustion.

Etymologies

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From exantlate +‎ -ation.

Examples

  • "exantlation," and hundreds of others with which there is no need to fill the page, but also a number only less considerable of those far more objectionable usages which take a word generally understood in one sense

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • He has, indeed, subjected her to a _kenosis_, an evisceration, exantlation -- or, in plain English, "emptying out" -- of everything positively good (she has the negative but necessary salve of not being absolutely ill-natured) that can be added to an abstract pretty girl; and no more.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • What libraries of new volumes aftertimes will behold, and in what a new world of knowledge the eyes of our posterity may be happy, a few ages may joyfully declare; and is but a cold thought unto those, who cannot hope to behold this exantlation of truth, or that obscured virgin half out of the pit: which might make some content with

    Christian Morals

  • For the parts of _Quick-Silver, _ being so very similar and congruous to each other, if once united, will not easily suffer a divulsion: And the parts of water, that were any wayes _heterogeneous_, being by _exantlation_ or rarefaction exhausted, the remaining parts being also very similar, will not easily part neither.

    Micrographia Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon

  • However, that neither the world nor ourselves may any longer suffer by such misunderstandings, I have been prevailed on, after much importunity from my friends, to travail in a complete and laborious dissertation upon the prime productions of our society, which, besides their beautiful externals for the gratification of superficial readers, have darkly and deeply couched under them the most finished and refined systems of all sciences and arts, as I do not doubt to lay open by untwisting or unwinding, and either to draw up by exantlation or display by incision.

    A Tale of a Tub

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