affusion[ə fyo̵̅o̅′z̸hən, a-]
a pouring on, as of water in baptism
Origin of affusionMedieval Latin affusio ; from Classical Latin affusus, past participle of affundere ; from ad-, to + fundere, to pour: see found
A pouring on of liquid, as in baptism.
Origin of affusionLate Latin affūsiō, affūsiōn-, from Latin affūsus, past participle of affundere, to pour on : ad-, ad- + fundere, to pour; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.
- The pouring of liquid.
- A method of Christian baptism where water is poured on the head of the person being baptized.
Sometimes confused with effusion, "an outpouring of liquid".