Crasis Cra"sis (kr?"s?s), n. [LL., temperament, fr. Gr. ????, fr. ???? to mix.] 1. (Med.) A mixture of constituents, as of the blood; constitution; temperament. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gram.) A contraction of two vowels (as the final and initial vowels of united words) into one long vowel, or into a diphthong; syn[ae]resis; as, cogo for coago. [1913 Webster] ||

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