Synonyms for ablutionary

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

Définition of ablutionary

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).
  • As in washing : adj cleaning
Example sentences :
  • The ablutionary fluid is most difficult to be had in places where water is abundant.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1. No. 20, August 13, 1870 » by Various
  • Like the other, he comes in priestly and ablutionary office.
  • Extract from : « Musical Portraits » by Paul Rosenfeld
  • When the two married, Milly's people went through that ablutionary process known as washing their hands of her.
  • Extract from : « Gigolo » by Edna Ferber
  • The loch was a little too far from the house to be a convenient place of resort for ablutionary purposes.
  • Extract from : « Freaks on the Fells » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The ablutionary tank made by Solomon was as large as a hundred and fifty lavatories.
  • Extract from : « Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala » by Various

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