Patefaction Pat`e*fac"tion, n. [L. patefactio, fr. patefacere to open; patere to lie open + facere to make.] The act of opening, disclosing, or manifesting; open declaration. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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  • patefaction — ˌpad.əˈfakshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin patefaction , patefactio, from patefactus (past participle of patefacere) + ion , io ion archaic : disclosure, manifestation, revelation …   Useful english dictionary

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