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toilet

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noun toi·let \ˈtȯi-lət\

Simple Definition of toilet

  • : a large bowl attached to a pipe that is used for getting rid of bodily waste and then flushed with water

  • : the act or process of washing and dressing yourself

Full Definition of toilet

  1. 1 archaic :  dressing table

  2. 2 :  the act or process of dressing and grooming oneself

  3. 3a (1) :  bathroom, lavatory 2 (2) :  privyb :  a fixture that consists usually of a water-flushed bowl and seat and is used for defecation and urination

  4. 4 :  cleansing in preparation for or in association with a medical or surgical procedure <pulmonary toilet>

Examples of toilet

  1. One of the kids needed to use the toilet.

  2. a painting of a woman at her toilet



Origin of toilet

French toilette cloth on which items used for grooming are placed, from Middle French, piece of batiste, from diminutive of toile cloth


First Known Use: 1667

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toilet

verb toi·let

Definition of toilet

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 :  to dress and groom oneself

    2. 2 :  to use the toilet —usually used of a child

    3. transitive verb
    4. 1 :  dress, garb

    5. 2 :  to help (as a child or sick person) use the toilet



    Examples of toilet

    1. <the princess required at least a dozen maids to toilet her for formal occasions>



    1840

    First Known Use of toilet

    1840



    TOILET Defined for Kids

    toilet

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    noun toi·let \ˈtȯi-lət\

    Definition of toilet

    1. 1 :  a device for getting rid of body waste that consists usually of a bowl that is flushed with water

    2. 2 :  bathroom

    3. 3 :  the act or process of getting dressed and groomed




    Medical Dictionary

    toilet

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    noun toi·let \ˈtȯi-lət\

    Medical Definition of toilet

    1. :  cleansing in preparation for or in association with a medical or surgical procedure <a pharyngeal toilet>





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