Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process of washing; a cleansing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A washing or cleansing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Obs. or R. A washing or cleansing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A washing or cleansing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin lavātiō, lavātiōn-, from lavātus, past participle of lavāre, to wash; see lave.]

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Latin lavatio: compare Old French lavation.

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