Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of madefication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of madefying, or making wet; the state of that which is made wet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of making wet; a soaking; saturation.

Etymologies

Latin madefacere ("to make wet"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He bade Hester be silent, who indeed was as dumb as a mouse, poor thing! he told Aunt Lambert (who was indulging in that madefaction of pocket-handkerchiefs which I have before described), and with something like an imprecation, that the women were all against him, and pimps (he called them) for one another; and frantically turning round to Jack, asked what was his view in the matter?

    The Virginians

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • (Obsolete) The action or process of making something wet or moist; an instance of this.

    *watching to see how many "don't like" lists this ends up on* ;-)

    February 20, 2008