affusion

noun af·fu·sion \ a-ˈfyü-zhən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of affusion

:an act of pouring a liquid on something or someone (as in baptism)

Origin and Etymology of affusion

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 5found


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to praise usually to excess

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