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lavation

[ley-vey-shuh n] /leɪˈveɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the process of washing.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin lavātiōn- (stem of lavātiō) a washing, equivalent to lavāt(us) (past participle of lavāre to wash) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
lavational, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lavation

lavation

/læˈveɪʃən/
noun
1.
(formal or literary) the act or process of washing
Derived Forms
lavational, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin lavātio, from lavāre to wash
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Word Origin and History for lavation
n.

"act of washing," 1620s, from Latin lavationem (nominative lavatio), noun of action from past participle stem of lavare (see lave). Related: Lavations.

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