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Noun: toilet  toy-lut
  1. A plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    - can [N. Amer, informal], commode [N. Amer], pot [informal], potty [informal], stool [archaic], throne [informal], loo [Brit, informal]
  2. A room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    - lavatory, lav [informal], can [N. Amer, informal], john [informal], bathroom, water closet [Brit, archaic], closet [archaic], W.C. [Brit], loo [Brit, informal], jacks [Ireland, informal], bog [Brit, informal]
  3. Misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
    "pensions are in the toilet";
    - gutter, sewer
  4. The act of dressing and preparing yourself
    "he made his morning toilet and went to breakfast";
    - toilette
Verb: toilet  toy-lut
  1. Use a toilet, or assist someone to use a toilet (esp. a child)

Derived forms: toileting, toileted, toilets

Type of: bad luck, dressing, grooming, ill luck, misfortune, plumbing fixture, room, tough luck

Part of: bathroom

Encyclopedia: Toilet