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The process of washing; a cleansing.
[Latin lavātiō, lavātiōn-, from lavātus, past participle of lavāre, to wash; see lave.]
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formal or literary the act or process of washing
[C17: from Latin lavātio, from lavāre to wash]
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the process of washing.
[1620–30; < Latin lavātiō a washing =lavā(re) to wash + -tiō -tion]
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|Noun||1.||lavation - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)|
ablution - the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
washing-up - the washing of dishes etc after a meal
window-washing - the activity of washing windows
rinse - washing lightly without soap
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
laundering - washing clothes and bed linens
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