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Related to lachrymation: lacrimation


Variant of lacrimation.
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a variant spelling of lacrimation
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lachrymation, Iacrimation

the act or process of shedding tears; weeping.
See also: Bodily Functions
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lachrymation - shedding tearslachrymation - shedding tears      
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
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References in classic literature ?
The closure of the eye and the lachrymation are quite involuntary, and so is the disturbance of the heart.
The medical and nursing personnel of chemotherapy wards handling cytostatics in Polish hospitals reported such exposure effects as lachrymation, conjunctival dryness, redness and itching of the eyes (47%), skin irritation (44%), mucous membranes irritation (39%), increased eyebrows and eyelashes loss (30%), experienced heart rhythm disorders (16%), and nausea and vomiting (8%) [32,46].
The headache was moderate or severe, it lasted 5-10 s, it started from the right side of the back of the head and radiated to the eye, it was a stabbing type of pain, it was accompanied with lachrymation, and its attack frequency was 2-3 times a day.