labefaction

labefaction

(ˌlæbɪˈfækʃən) or

labefactation

n
rare deterioration; weakening
[C17: from Late Latin labefactiō, from Latin labefacere shake, from lābī to fall + facere to make]

labefaction, labefactation

the process of coming apart, especially falling into ruin or decay.
See also: Decaying, Processes
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Matravers thinks that the second view is correct and that the dematerialization of the art object recognizes the labefaction of the Modernist emphasis on a certain kind of perceptual object.
An overpowering feeling of labefaction slowly invading the body.