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holy water

water blessed by a priest.
Origin of holy water
before 900; Middle English haliwater, Old English hāligwæter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Finally, he eased out of the car, and took from me a large pot full of rose-scented holy water.
  • Chandelier-cleaning solution sold by the gallon might be good to add to your holy water, in small amounts.
  • Circling the vehicle he blessed truck and cargo with holy water.
  • The accompanying accessories were a small vial of holy water and silver bullets.
  • To appease the fury of the storm he burned palms or blessed candles and sprinkled holy water over the household.
  • These scores are gut feeling scores a dozen years later with much holy water over the dam.
  • The quicker the better after the cutting of his eyeteeth, he is sprinkled with holy water.
  • He divided the holy water with a candle, before returning the taper to the cleric beside him.
British Dictionary definitions for holy water

holy water

water that has been blessed by a priest for use in symbolic rituals of purification
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