Word of the Day – Abreption

By October 23, 2017Word of the Day

Abreption (noun) (rare)


To snatch something away, an instance of complete separation and removal.

Mid 16th century. From post-classical Latin abreption-, abreptio action of snatching away (636 in Isidore; also in an undated inscription) from classical Latin abrept-, past participial stem of abripere + -iō.

Example sentences

“The abreption of the mentor was hard for everyone.”

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