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affusion

[uh-fyoo-zhuh n] /əˈfyu ʒən/
noun
1.
the pouring on of water or other liquid, as in the rite of baptism.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin affūsiōn- (stem of affūsiō a pouring upon), equivalent to affūs(us) (past participle of affundere; see af-, fuse2) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
superaffusion, noun
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  • Anglicans baptize by submersion, immersion, affusion or sprinkling.
  • It does not imply that any previous form of baptism by affusion or sprinkling is invalid.
British Dictionary definitions for affusion

affusion

/əˈfjuːʒən/
noun
1.
the baptizing of a person by pouring water onto his head Compare aspersion (sense 3), immersion
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin affūsiōn- a pouring upon, from affundere, from fundere to pour
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