la·va·tion lā-'vā-shən n the act or an instance of washing or cleansing
la·va·tion·al -shnəl, -shən-əl adj

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  • Lavation — La*va tion, n. [L. lavatio: cf. OF. lavation.] A washing or cleansing. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lavation — (lat.), Waschung, Bad; Lavatorium, Waschbecken …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lavation — Lavatiōn (lat.), Waschung; Lavatorĭum, Waschbecken …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • lavation — act of washing, 1620s, from L. lavationem (nom. lavatio), noun of action from pp. stem of lavare (see LAVE (Cf. lave)). Related: Lavations …   Etymology dictionary

  • lavation — [la vā′shən] n. [L lavatio < lavare, to wash: see LAVE1] the act of washing; esp., LAVAGE …   English World dictionary

  • lavation — noun Etymology: Middle English lavacioun, from Latin lavation , lavatio, from lavare Date: 15th century the act or an instance of washing or cleansing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lavation — lavational, adj. /lay vay sheuhn/, n. the process of washing. [1620 30; < L lavation (s. of lavatio) a washing, equiv. to lavat(us) (ptp. of lavare to wash) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • lavation — /læˈveɪʃən/ (say la vayshuhn) noun the process of washing. {Latin lavātiōn , stem of lavātio} –lavational, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lavation — La|va|ti|on [...v...] die; , en <aus gleichbed. lat. lavatio zu lavare »waschen«> (veraltet) das Baden, Waschen (bes. als rituelle od. religiöse Zeremonie) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • lavation — n. scrubbing, washing …   English contemporary dictionary

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