lavation

[ ley-vey-shuh n ]
/ leɪˈveɪ ʃən /

noun

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 lavation

la·va·tion·al, adjective
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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

lavation
/ (læˈveɪʃən) /

noun

formal, or literary the act or process of washing

Derived forms of lavation

lavational, adjective

Word Origin for lavation

C17: from Latin lavātio, from lavāre to wash
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