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syneresis

syn·er·e·sis (syn·aer·e·sis)

syneresis (synaeresis)

 
pronunciation:
sih ne r sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: synereses
definition 1: the contraction of two syllables or vowels into one syllable, esp. to form a diphthong.
definition 2: the contraction of two syllables or vowels into one syllable that does not form a diphthong.
definition 3: the contraction of a gel-like substance as liquid is exuded from it.
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