A pouring on of liquid, as in baptism.
[Late Latin affūsiō, affūsiōn-
, from Latin affūsus
, past participle of affundere
, to pour on
, to pour
; see gheu-
in Indo-European roots
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the baptizing of a person by pouring water onto his head. Compare aspersion3
[C17: from Late Latin affūsiōn- a pouring upon, from affundere, from fundere to pour]
af•fu•sion (əˈfyu ʒən)
the pouring on of water or other liquid, as in baptism.
[1605–15; < Late Latin affūsiō < Latin affu(n)d(ere) to pour on]
|Noun||1.||affusion - the act of baptizing someone by pouring water on their head|baptism
- a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"