lavation

  • 1 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

  • 2 Lavation — (lat.), Waschung, Bad; Lavatorium, Waschbecken …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 3 Lavation — Lavatiōn (lat.), Waschung; Lavatorĭum, Waschbecken …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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

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

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

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  • 7 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] * * * …

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

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  • 9 lavation — 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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  • 10 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) …

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  • 11 lavation — n. scrubbing, washing …

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  • 12 lavation — n wash, washing, cleaning, cleansing, lavage, Archaic. laving, bath, bathing, Both Brit. Inf. tub, tubbing. See wash(def.9) …

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  • 13 lavation — la·va·tion …

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  • 14 lavation — la•va•tion [[t]leɪˈveɪ ʃən[/t]] n. the process of washing • Etymology: 1620–30; < L lavātiō a washing =lavā(re) to wash + tiō tion la•va′tion•al, adj …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 lavation — n. formal washing. Etymology: L lavatio f. lavare wash …

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  • 16 washup — noun 1. the act of washing yourself (or another person) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑bathing • Derivationally related forms: ↑bathe (for: ↑bathing), ↑wash up …

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  • 17 lav´ish|ness — lav|ish «LAV ihsh», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. very free or too free in giving or spending; prodigal: »A very rich person can be lavish with his money. Thank the lavish hand that gives world beauty to our eyes (Julia Ward Howe). SYNONYM(S):… …

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  • 18 lav´ish|ly — lav|ish «LAV ihsh», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. very free or too free in giving or spending; prodigal: »A very rich person can be lavish with his money. Thank the lavish hand that gives world beauty to our eyes (Julia Ward Howe). SYNONYM(S):… …

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  • 19 lav´ish|er — lav|ish «LAV ihsh», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. very free or too free in giving or spending; prodigal: »A very rich person can be lavish with his money. Thank the lavish hand that gives world beauty to our eyes (Julia Ward Howe). SYNONYM(S):… …

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  • 20 lav|ish — «LAV ihsh», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. very free or too free in giving or spending; prodigal: »A very rich person can be lavish with his money. Thank the lavish hand that gives world beauty to our eyes (Julia Ward Howe). SYNONYM(S): extravagant. 2 …

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