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toilet

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noun toi·let \ˈtȯi-lət\

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 in a sentence

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

  2. a painting of a woman at her toilet

Origin and Etymology of toilet

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


First Known Use: 1667

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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

1828

First Known Use of toilet

1828



TOILET Defined for English Language Learners

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toilet

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noun toi·let \ˈtȯi-lət\

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

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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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