Meaning of ABLUTION in English


n. (usu. in pl.) 1 the ceremonial washing of parts of the body or sacred vessels etc. 2 colloq. the ordinary washing of the body. 3 a building containing washing-places etc. in a camp, ship, etc. ablutionary adj.

[ ME f. OF ablution or L ablutio (as AB-, lutio f. luere lut- wash) ]

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