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ablution

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noun ab·lu·tion \ə-ˈblü-shən, a-\

Simple Definition of ablution

  • : the act of washing yourself

Full Definition of ablution

  1. 1 a :  the washing of one's body or part of it (as in a religious rite) b plural :  the act or action of bathing

  2. 2 plural British :  a building housing bathing and toilet facilities on a military base

ab·lu·tion·aryplay \-shə-ˌner-ē, -ˌne-rē\ adjective

Origin of ablution

Middle English, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin ablution-, ablutio, from Latin abluere to wash away, from ab- + lavere to wash — more at lye


First Known Use: 1533

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ablution

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noun ab·lu·tion \ə-ˈblü-shən, a-ˈblü-\

Medical Definition of ablution

  1. :  the washing of one's body or part of it

  2. ab·lu·tion·ary \-shə-ˌner-ē\play adjective





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