Noun Abreption Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abreption

Pronunciation:

/əˈbrɛpʃn/

Definition:
1.

noun

The action of snatching something away; sudden seizure; complete separation or removal; an instance of this.
    ((n.) A snatching away.)


    Origin:
    Mid 16th century. From post-classical Latin abreption-, abreptio action of snatching away (636 in Isidore; also in an undated inscription) from classical Latin abrept-, past participial stem of abripere + -iō.

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