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PROVOCA'TION, n. L.provacatio. See Provoke.
1. Any thing that excites anger; the cause of resentment.
1 Kings 21.
2. The act of exciting anger.
3. An appeal to a court or judge. A Latinism, not now used.
4. Incitement. Not used.
PROVO'CATIVE, a. Exciting; stimulating; tending to awaken or incite appetite or passion.
PROVO'CATIVE, n. Any thing that tends to excite appetite or passion; a stimulant; as a provocative of hunger or of lust.
PROVO'CATIVENESS, n. The quality of being provocative or stimulating.
"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read" —Isaiah 34:16, KJV
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