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affusion

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noun af·fu·sion \a-ˈfyü-zhən\

Definition of affusion

  1. :  an act of pouring a liquid on (as in baptism)



Origin and Etymology of affusion

Late Latin affusion-, affusio, from Latin affundere to pour on, from ad- + fundere to pour — more at found


First Known Use: 1615


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