Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An emission of tears; the shedding of tears.

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Examples

  • The immediate symptoms are extreme watering of the eyes after frequent sneezing, confusion of the head, and heavy defluxion from the nose, with pains in the throat extending to the ears; in a word, all the accompaniments of a bad cold, sneezings, lacrymation, pains in the forehead, and a hoarse, hacking cough.

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  • When the balance is on the other side, and the eye becomes too soft, there is a greater tendency to lacrymation.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • Hardness of the eyeball, not rising to inflammation, but implying a want of balance between the fluids poured out and again taken up by the intra-ocular vessels, is not usually attended with any lacrymation.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • A strong light acting on the retina, when in a normal condition, has very little tendency to cause lacrymation; but with unhealthy children having small, old-standing ulcers on the cornea, the retina becomes excessively sensitive to light, and exposure even to common daylight causes forcible and sustained closure of the lids, and a profuse flow of tears.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • I should say rather, the lacrymation of a lamentation; but look if

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