Definition of lachrymation in English:

lachrymation

(also lacrimation, lacrymation)

noun

mass nounMedicine
literary
  • The flow of tears.

    • ‘Effects on the eyes are slight and are restricted to a burning sensation and lachrymation.’
    • ‘A high body temperature is associated with pyrexia with increased lacrymation and salivation.’
    • ‘The selected symptoms were pain, lachrymation, photophobia, exudation, pruritis, vascular dilation, oedema and analysis of macrophotographs of conjunctival capillarograms.’
    • ‘Clinical signs were seen 5 hours after dosing, consisting of salivation, lachrymation, noisy respiration, tremors, unsteadiness, coldness, piloerection and wet urogenital region.’
    • ‘During this course one new chalazion had started developing on the right lower eyelid with itching, mild discomfort, whitish discharge from eyes and lacrymation.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin lacrimatio(n-), from lacrimare ‘weep’, from lacrima ‘tear’.

Pronunciation

lachrymation

/ˌlakrɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/