Definition of labefaction in English:

labefaction

Syllabification: lab·e·fac·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌlabəˈfakSHən
 
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noun

archaic
  • Deterioration or downfall.
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    • Several experts have been brought in to plan the labefaction of Napoleon.
    • The English language and the English sense of humour are the best things about our country; the latter lies in no danger of labefaction, but the former must be handled with care.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin labefactio(n-), from labefacere 'weaken', from labi 'to fall' + facere 'make'.

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