One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The shrivelling or destruction of a part or tissue of the body; mortification, necrosis. Now rare.
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From (i) Middle French syderation, French sidération necrosis, gangrene, influence on a person's life or mental state attributed to the stars and planets, illness attributed to the influence of the stars and planets.
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