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Noun: ablution  u'bloo-shun
  1. The ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
  2. [S.Africa] A toilet that is available to the public
    - public toilet, comfort station [N. Amer], public convenience [Brit], convenience, public lavatory, restroom [N. Amer], toilet facility, wash room

Derived forms: ablutions

Type of: bathroom, bog [Brit, informal], can [N. Amer, informal], closet [archaic], facility, jacks [Ireland, informal], john [informal], lav [informal], lavation, lavatory, loo [Brit, informal], ritual, toilet, W.C. [Brit], wash, washing, water closet [Brit, archaic]

Encyclopedia: Ablution