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Borrowed from Latin caligatio, from caligare (to emit vapour, to be dark), from caligo (mist, darkness).


caligation (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) dimness; cloudiness
    • 1646/50, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica:
      Now instead of a diminution or imperfect vision in the Moll, we affirm an abolition or totall privation; in stead of caligation or dimnesse, we conclude a cecity or blindness, which hath been frequently inferred concerning other animals;

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for caligation in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)