-ation

-ation [ā′shən]
[< Fr or L; Fr -ation < L -ation(em), suffix formed from -at- of pp. of -are verbs (1st conjugation)] suffix forming nouns
1. the act of ____ing [alteration]
2. the condition of being ____ed [starvation]
3. the result of ____ing [compilation]

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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