[ uh-fyoo-zhuh n ]
/ əˈfyu ʒən /


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

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 forms

su·per·af·fu·sion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for affusion


/ (əˈfjuːʒən) /


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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