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Meaning of incantation

in•can•ta•tion

Pronunciation: (in"kan-tā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical power.
  2. the formula employed; a spell or charm.
  3. magical ceremonies.
  4. magic; sorcery.
  5. repetitious wordiness used to conceal a lack of content; obfuscation: Her prose too often resorts to incantation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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