Synonyms for ablution

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-bloo-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : əˈblu ʃən

Définition of ablution

Origin :
  • "ritual washing," late 14c., from Latin ablutionem (nominative ablutio), noun of action from past participle stem of abluere "to wash off," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + luere "wash," related to lavere (see lave).
  • noun washing
Example sentences :
  • "There ain't any ablution in the house," said the mystified Hannah.
  • Extract from : « Paul Prescott's Charge » by Horatio Alger
  • This ablution made him clean, but did not bring back his ruddy color.
  • Extract from : « Put Yourself in His Place » by Charles Reade
  • An ablution is a washing or cleansing; especially a religious rite.
  • Extract from : « Orthography » by Elmer W. Cavins
  • The evening had come, it was time to perform the evening's ablution.
  • Extract from : « Siddhartha » by Herman Hesse
  • Our morning ablution had to be performed with cold water and soft soap.
  • Extract from : « Glimpses into the Abyss » by Mary Higgs
  • I had it dammed higher up and had a place, 10 by 10, made for ablution.
  • Extract from : « The Bbur-nma in English » by Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • The dimensions 10 by 10, are those enjoined for places of ablution.
  • Extract from : « The Bbur-nma in English » by Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • I asked of the Belha who presented me with a lota of water for the purposes of ablution.
  • Extract from : « Confessions of a Thug » by Philip Meadows Taylor
  • Knowledge is to purification and asceticism what ablution is to prayer.
  • Extract from : « Letters from a Sf Teacher » by Shaikh Sharfuddn Maner
  • Herring watched the progress of the ablution with much interest.
  • Extract from : « The Seven Darlings » by Gouverneur Morris

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