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affusion

[ uh-fyoo-zhuhn ]
/ əˈfyu ʒən /
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noun
the pouring on of water or other liquid, as in the rite of baptism.
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Origin of affusion

1605–15; <Late Latin affūsiōn- (stem of affūsiō a pouring upon), equivalent to affūs(us) (past participle of affundere;see af-, fuse2) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM affusion

su·per·af·fu·sion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for affusion

affusion
/ (əˈfjuːʒən) /

noun
the baptizing of a person by pouring water onto his headCompare aspersion (def. 3), immersion

Word Origin for affusion

C17: from Late Latin affūsiōn- a pouring upon, from affundere, from fundere to pour
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