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Concretion

noun
1.
The formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys).
2.
A hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body.  Synonym: calculus.
3.
An increase in the density of something.  Synonyms: compaction, compression, densification.
4.
The union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts.  Synonyms: coalescence, coalescency, coalition, conglutination.






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"Concretion" Quotes from Famous Books



... consists in this: in being alive to what is going on around one; in living actually; in giving voice to the thought of humanity; in saying to one's fellows what they want to hear or need to hear at that moment; in being the concretion, the result, of the influences of the present world. In no other way can one affect the world than in responding thus to its needs, in embodying thus its ideas. You will see, in looking to history, that all great men have been a piece of their time; take them out and set them elsewhere, they will ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 32, June, 1860 • Various



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