Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 03/31/15 Ablution

Ablution (noun)
ablution [uh-bloo-shuh n]


noun
1. a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual.
2. the liquid thus used.
3. Usually, ablutions. a washing of the hands, body, etc.

Can be confused
ablation.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Latin ablūtiōn- (stem of ablūtiō), equivalent to ablūt(us), past participle of abluere (see abluent) + -iōn- -ion

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