If the water fall from a considerable height, affusion is then termed douche by the French.
Naturally, affusion alone is directed in the case of private baptism.
affusion, af-fū′zhun, n. the act of pouring upon or sprinkling.
We shall say nothing as to the defects or merits of aspersion or sprinkling, immersion or dipping, affusion or pouring.
The affusion of water on any substance for the purpose of removing the portion soluble in that fluid.
The affusion of this 'oil of consolation' is literally the casting of oil upon the fire.
On the other hand, if resins be dissolved in spirit of wine, the affusion of water will separate them.
He was permitted to completely slake his thirst, and then the affusion was resumed.
A few hours after the affusion of the last portion of acid, a slight fire may be kindled in the furnace k.
In the latter case a man somewhat advanced in years, kneels to receive baptism, which is administered by affusion only.