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Noun: lavatory  'la-vu,to-ree [N. Amer], 'la-vu-t(u-)ree [Brit]
  1. A room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    - toilet, lav [informal], can [N. Amer, informal], john [informal], bathroom, water closet [Brit], closet [archaic], W.C. [Brit], loo [Brit, informal], bog [Brit, informal]
     
  2. A bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face
    "he ran some water in the lavatory and splashed it on his face";
    - washbasin, basin, washbowl, washstand
     
  3. A toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
    - flush toilet

Derived forms: lavatories

Type of: can [N. Amer, informal], commode, pot, potty, room, sink, stool, throne, toilet

Encyclopedia: Lavatory