affusion

[uh-fyoo-zhuh n]
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noun

the pouring on of water or other liquid, as in the rite of baptism.

Nearby words

  1. affricative,
  2. affright,
  3. affront,
  4. affrontive,
  5. afft.,
  6. afg,
  7. afg.,
  8. afge,
  9. afgh.,
  10. afghan

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

Related formssu·per·af·fu·sion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for affusion

affusion

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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