Definition of Lavation

1. Noun. The work of cleansing (usually with soap and water).

Exact synonyms: Wash, Washing
Specialized synonyms: Bathing, Washup, Ablution, Dishwashing, Washup, Washing-up, Window-washing, Rinse, Soak, Soaking, Laundering
Terms within: Rinse, Rinsing
Generic synonyms: Work
Derivative terms: Lave, Lave, Wash, Wash, Wash, Wash, Wash



Definition of Lavation

1. n. A washing or cleansing.

Definition of Lavation

1. Noun. (obsolete) A washing or cleansing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lavation

1. the acting of washing [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lavation

lavalier
lavaliere
lavalieres
lavaliers
lavalike
lavalliere
lavallieres
lavant
lavaret
lavarets
lavas
lavash
lavashes
lavateras
lavatic
lavation (current term)
lavations
lavatorial
lavatories
lavatory
lavature
lave
lave-eared
laved
laveer
laveered
laveering
laveers
lavement
lavements

Literary usage of Lavation

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1. Manual of the Practical Naturalist; Or, Directions for Collecting, Preparing (1831)
"Liquors for exterior lavation. When you are apprehensive that the insects will attack an animal already mounted, you may preserve him by applying some one ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1892)
"Such patients will have no difficulty in performing gastric lavation upon ... After the daily lavation fails to bring away any evidences of stomach ..."

3. Some Account of the Writings and Opinions of Clement of Alexandria by John Kaye (1835)
"In confirmation of this statement, Clement appeals to the circumstances which took place at the baptism of our Lord, who was perfected by lavation only, ..."

4. Outlines of the History of Medicine and the Medical Profession by Johann Hermann Baas, Henry Ebenezer Handerson (1889)
"Galen, like Hippocrates, was no great friend of cold lavation.1- and baths ... Among the Arabians Rha/es recommended cold lavation and dipping in cold water ..."

5. The Medico-chirurgical Review by James Johnson, Henry James Johnson (1846)
"What has now been said "in reference to the (probable) good effects of frequent lavation of the interior of a ship's hold, may be applied with equal force ..."

6. London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"J up water : a lavation is Unsafe, that we must ¡tree our honours In these so flatt'ring ... sung before the chariot on the solemn day of her lavation. ..."

7. The Medico-chirurgical Review, and Journal of Practical Medicine (1846)
"... in reference to the (probable) good effects of frequent lavation of the interior of a ship's hold, may be applied with equal force to the ..."

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