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toilet

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noun toi·let \ˈtȯi-lət\

Definition of toilet

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

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

  3. 3 :  cleansing in preparation for or in association with a medical or surgical procedure pulmonary toilet

  4. 4 archaic :  dressing table

Examples of toilet in a Sentence

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

  2. a painting of a woman at her toilet

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Origin and Etymology of toilet

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

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toilet

verb toi·let

Definition of toilet

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to dress and groom oneself

  3. 2 :  to use the toilet —usually used of a child

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  dress, garb

  6. 2 :  to help (someone, such as a child or sick person) use the toilet

Examples of toilet in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of toilet

1828



TOILET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of toilet for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TOILET Defined for Kids

toilet

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noun toi·let \ˈtȯi-lət\

Definition of toilet for Students

  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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