abjection


abjection

noun

  1. the condition of being servile, wretched, or contemptible.
  2. the act of humiliating.
  3. Mycology. the release of spores by a fungus.
n.

early 15c., from Old French abjection (14c.), from Latin abjectionem (nominative abjectio) “dejection, despondency,” literally “a throwing away,” noun of action from past participle stem of abicere (see abject).

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