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synonyms for lustration

  • ablution
  • absolution
  • atonement
  • baptism
  • bathing
  • catharsis
  • depuration
  • disinfection
  • distillation
  • expiation
  • expurgation
  • forgiveness
  • grace
  • lavation
  • purgation
  • purge
  • rarefaction
  • rebirth
  • redemption
  • refinement
  • regeneration
  • salvation
  • sanctification
  • washing
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How to use lustration in a sentence

It is neither immersion nor sprinkling nor any other mode of lustration which marks us out as God's.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
As water is the most common element, so also is it the most common magical means of lustration.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
In the primitive cult ceremonies of the Australians, lustration is effected almost exclusively by fire.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
Here again, as in the Australian initiation ceremonies, lustration by fire signifies a magic act having reference to the future.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
Less common, on the whole, is the third form of lustration, that by magical transference.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
This would tend to strengthen the naturally suggested association between this ceremony and lustration by water.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
Originally, sanctification and lustration not only employed the same means but also followed identical methods.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
The relation of the burning of incense to lustration by fire is the same as that of sprinkling to lustration by water.
ELEMENTS OF FOLK PSYCHOLOGYWILHELM WUNDT
Birds are unceasingly attentive to neatness and lustration of their plumage.
INSECT ARCHITECTUREJAMES RENNIE
But nevertheless I adhered to the morning lustration, sometimes going to the brook to do it.
CHILDREN OF THE MARKET PLACEEDGAR LEE MASTERS
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WORDS RELATED TO LUSTRATION

  • ablution
  • baptismal
  • christening
  • debut
  • dedication
  • immersion
  • introduction
  • launching
  • lustration
  • purgation
  • purge
  • purification
  • rite of passage
  • ritual
  • sanctification
  • sprinkling
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