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lavation

[ ley-vey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF lavation
  • as inpurification
  • as inwashing
  • as inlustration
  • as inablution

Synonyms for lavation

  • distillation
  • ablution
  • absolution
  • atonement
  • baptism
  • bathing
  • catharsis
  • disinfection
  • expiation
  • expurgation
  • forgiveness
  • grace
  • purgation
  • purge
  • rarefaction
  • rebirth
  • redemption
  • refinement
  • regeneration
  • salvation
  • sanctification
  • washing
  • depuration
  • laving
  • lustration
  • purifying
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Antonyms for lavation

  • dirtying
  • adulteration
  • corruption
  • pollution
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAVATION

The same ceremony took place with each—one foot only being honored with a lavation.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LAVATION

ablution

nounwashing
  • bath
  • cleansing
  • decontamination
  • lavation
  • purification
  • shower
  • showering

lustration

nounpurification

washing

nouncleaning
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