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  • n. The act or operation of smearing the body with mud, especially with the sediment from mineral springs; a mud bath.

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  • n. The act or operation of smearing the body with mud, especially with the sediment from mineral springs; a mud bath.

Etymologies

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il- in + Latin lutum mud.

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  • A mud bath. "ILLUTATIO. From in, upon, and lutum, mud. Illutation. The act of besmearing any part of the body with mud.", C.A. Harris, A Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery and the collateral Sciences (Lindsay & Blakiston; 1855), p. 379.

    February 9, 2008