- the pouring on of water or other liquid, as in the rite of baptism.
Origin of affusion
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The affusion of water on any substance for the purpose of removing the portion soluble in that fluid.
To relieve the fit of gout, or to check it at its commencement, the affusion of cold water will be often found effective.
On the other hand, if resins be dissolved in spirit of wine, the affusion of water will separate them.
Affusion, af-fū′zhun, n. the act of pouring upon or sprinkling.
C17: from Late Latin affūsiōn- a pouring upon, from affundere, from fundere to pour
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