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Meaning of EVOCATION

Pronunciation:  `evu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  imaginative re-creation
  2. [n]  stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors; "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"
  3. [n]  calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations

EVOCATION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: elicitation, induction, summoning
 See Also: conjuration, conjuring, conjury, dispossession, exorcism, imagery, imagination, imaging, input, invocation, mental imagery, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ev`o*ca"tion\, n. [L. evocatio: cf. F. ['e]vocation.]
The act of calling out or forth. --Sir. T. Browne.

      The evocation of that better spirit.     --M. Arnold.

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