Diurnation
Diurnation Di`ur*na"tion, n. 1. Continuance during the day. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The condition of sleeping or becoming dormant by day, as is the case of the bats. [1913 Webster]


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  • diurnation — ˌdī(ˌ)ərˈnāshən noun ( s) Etymology: Latin diurnus of the day, daily + English ation (as in hibernation) more at journal 1. : the habit of sleeping or being quiescent by day …   Useful english dictionary

  • diurnation — di·ur·na·tion …   English syllables

  • diurnation — To sleep during the day …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • diurnal —   a. daily; of a day or daylight; lasting one day; Botany, applied to flowers opening by day only.    ♦ diurnation, n. sleeping or torpidity during daylight …   Dictionary of difficult words

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