- the process of washing.
Origin of lavation
Related Words for lavationdistillation, laundry, bath, soaking, bathing, regeneration, purgation, absolution, atonement, forgiveness, grace, rebirth, washing, redemption, refinement, ablution, purge, catharsis, baptism, salvation
Examples from the Web for lavation
Historical Examples of lavation
The same ceremony took place with each—one foot only being honored with a lavation.Pencillings by the Way
N. Parker Willis
- formal, or literary the act or process of washing
Word Origin for lavation
"act of washing," 1620s, from Latin lavationem (nominative lavatio), noun of action from past participle stem of lavare (see lave). Related: Lavations.