Etymology
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cerebration (n.)

"exertion of the brain," whether conscious or unconscious, 1853, coined by English physiologist Dr. William B. Carpenter (1813-1885) from Latin cerebrum "brain" (see cerebral) + -ation. Related: Cerebrate (v.); cerebrated.

updated on October 27, 2017

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Definitions of cerebration from WordNet

cerebration (n.)
the process of using your mind to consider something carefully;
Synonyms: thinking / thought / thought process / intellection / mentation
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.