af·​fu·​sion a-ˈfyü-zhən How to pronounce affusion (audio)
: an act of pouring a liquid on something or someone (as in baptism)

Word History


borrowed from Late Latin affūsiōn-, affūsiō "act of pouring on," from Latin *affūd- (variant stem of affundere "to pour on or into," from ad- ad- + fundere "to pour") + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns — more at found entry 5

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of affusion was in 1615

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Cite this Entry

“Affusion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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