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[ih-frak-shuh n] /ɪˈfræk ʃən/

noun, Law.
a breaking into a house, store, etc., by force; forcible entry.


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    [ih-fuhl-juh nt, ih-foo l-] /ɪˈfʌl dʒənt, ɪˈfʊl-/ adjective 1. shining forth brilliantly; radiant. /ɪˈfʌldʒənt/ adjective 1. radiant; brilliant adj. 1738, back-formation from effulgence, or else from Latin effulgentem (nominative effulgens), present participle of effulgere, from ex “out” (see ex-) + fulgere “to shine” (see bleach (v.)).

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