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n. pl. mik·voth or mik·vot (-vōt′, -vōs′) or mik·vahs
1. A ritual purification bath that is taken by observant Jews on certain occasions, as before marriage or after menstruation or childbirth, or when converting to Orthodox or Conservative Judaism.
2. A building, room, or fixture in which this bath takes place.
mikvah(mikˈvɑ; ˈmikvə) or
(Judaism) Judaism a pool used for ritual purification, esp by women after their monthly period
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|Noun||1.||mikvah - (Hebrew) a ritual purification and cleansing bath that Orthodox Jews take on certain occasions (as before Sabbath or after menstruation)|
bath - you soak and wash your body in a bathtub; "he has a good bath every morning"
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud