Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

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Synonyms of Lavation

wash, washing

Alternate forms of Lavation

Derivations: lave

Hyponyms: ablution, bathing, dishwashing, laundering, rinse, soak, soaking, washing-up, washup, window-washing

Hypernyms: work

Origin of the word Lavation

  1. from L. lavationem (nom. lavatio), from lavare (see lave). Related: Lavations. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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