Definition of claustration in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌklôˈstrāSH(ə)n/


Confinement as if in a cloister.
Example sentences
  • The implications of the female's claustration are made obvious by these conventions themselves (or at least by their modern cultural connotations): male is the accepted gender for narrating.
  • The priest goes into the trick tomb to deprive himself of carnal satisfaction, of food and sex, accepting a sort of claustration that gives him the eternal possibility of reliving his desire.
  • Society was controlled by a draconian legal code, with five grades of punishment ranging from tattooing or branding the face, through cutting off the nose, amputating the feet, castration or (for women) claustration, to death.


Mid 19th century: from Latin claustrum 'lock, bolt' + -ation.

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Syllabification: claus·tra·tion

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