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The process of becoming white; (Alchemy) = albificationrare. Now historical.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin albation-, albatio action or process of whitening from albat-, past participial stem of albare to whiten + classical Latin -iō.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.