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prov•o•ca•tion



Pronunciation: (prov"u-kā'shun), [key]
n.
1. the act of provoking.
2. something that incites, instigates, angers, or irritates.
3. Crim. Law.words or conduct leading to killing in hot passion and without deliberation.

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