[ ley-vey-shuh n ]
/ leɪˈveɪ ʃən /
the process of washing.
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Origin of lavation
1620–30; < Latin lavātiōn- (stem of lavātiō) a washing, equivalent to lavāt(us) (past participle of lavāre to wash) + -iōn- -ion
OTHER WORDS FROM lavationla·va·tion·al, adjective
Words nearby lavation
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Example sentences from the Web for lavation
The same ceremony took place with each—one foot only being honored with a lavation.Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis
British Dictionary definitions for lavation
/ (læˈveɪʃən) /
formal, or literary the act or process of washing
Derived forms of lavationlavational, adjective
Word Origin for lavation
C17: from Latin lavātio, from lavāre to wash
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