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Ablution

Ablution Meaning & Definition
Ablution Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Ablution?

[n] the act of washing yourself (or another person)

Synonyms | Synonyms for Ablution: bathing | washup

Related Terms | Find terms related to Ablution: cleaning out | douche | douching | elution | elutriation | enema | flush | flushing | flushing out | irrigation | lathering | lavabo | lavage | lavation | laving | mopping | mopping up | rinse | rinsing | scouring | scrub | scrubbing | scrubbing up | shampoo | soaping | sponge | sponging | swabbing | wash | washing | washing up | washout | washup | wiping up

See Also | bath | cleaning | cleansing | cleanup | lavation | shower | shower bath | sponge bath | steam bath | Turkish bath | vapor bath | vapour bath | wash | washing

Ablution In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab*lu`tion\, n. [L. ablutio, fr. abluere: cf. F. ablution. See {Abluent}.] 1. The act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it, as a religious rite. 2. The water used in cleansing. ``Cast the ablutions in the main.'' --Pope. 3. (R. C. Ch.) A small quantity of wine and water, which is used to wash the priest's thumb and index finger after the communion, and which then, as perhaps containing portions of the consecrated elements, is drunk by the priest.

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