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water closet

noun
1.
an enclosed room or compartment containing a toilet bowl fitted with a mechanism for flushing.
2.
Older Use. a privy or bathroom.
Abbreviation: WC, w.c.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55
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  • Pour five gallons of sodium hydroxide solution into the piping rapidly enough to simulate the flushing, action of a water closet.
  • Toilet rooms in excess of one water closet or containing one water closet and one urinal require a trap primed floor drain.
British Dictionary definitions for water closet

water closet

noun
1.
a lavatory flushed by water
2.
a small room that has a lavatory
Usually abbreviated to WC
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