Lavation meaning

lă-vā'shən, lā-
The process of washing; a cleansing.
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The act of washing; esp., lavage.
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(obsolete) A washing or cleansing.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of lavation

  • Latin lavātiō lavātiōn- from lavātus past participle of lavāre to wash lave
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin lavatio: compare Old French lavation.
    From Wiktionary