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a. The pouring of a liquid offering as a religious ritual.
b. The liquid so poured.
a. A beverage, especially an intoxicating beverage.
b. The act of drinking an intoxicating beverage.
[Middle English libacioun, from Latin lībātiō, lībātiōn-, from lībātus, past participle of lībāre, to pour out as an offering.]
li·ba′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj.
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a. the pouring out of wine, etc, in honour of a deity
b. the liquid so poured out
2. usually facetious an alcoholic drink
[C14: from Latin lībātiō, from lībāre to pour an offering of drink]
liˈbational, liˈbationary adj
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1. a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity.
2. the liquid poured out.
3. Often Facetious.
a. an intoxicating beverage, as wine.
b. an act or instance of drinking such a beverage.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin lībātiō=lībā(re) to pour (c. Greek leíbein) + -tiō -tion]
li•ba′tion•al, li•ba′tion•ar′y, adj.
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Jocular. an alcoholic beverage.See also: Alcohol
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|Noun||1.||libation - (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage|
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
|2.||libation - a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity|
|3.||libation - the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony|
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libation[laɪˈbeɪʃən] N → libación f
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libation[laɪˈbeɪʃən] (literary) n → libation f
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