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Ape'rtion. n.s. [from apertus, Lat.]

  1. An opening; a passage through any thing; a gap.

    The next now in order are the apertions; under which term I do comprehend doors, windows, staircases, chimneys, or other conduits: in short, all inlets or outlets. Wotton's Archit.

  2. The act of opening; or state of being opened.

    The plenitude of vessels, otherways called the plethora, when it happens, causeth an extravasation of blood, either by ruption or apertion of them. Wiseman's Surgery.

Sources: Wiseman, Richard (68) · Wotton, Henry (48)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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