how to pronounce ablution


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ablution is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of ablution


  1. The location or building where the showers and basins are located.
  2. The act of washing or cleansing the body, or some part of it, as a religious rite.
  3. The rinsing of the priest's hand and the sacred vessel following the Communion with, depending on rite, water or a mix of it and wine, which may then be drunk by the priest.
  4. Originally, the purifying of oils and other substances by emulsification with hot water; now more generally, a thorough cleansing of a precipitate or other non-dissolved substance.
  5. The liquid used in the cleansing or ablution.
  6. Washing oneself; bathing, cleaning oneself up.
  7. The ritual consumption by the deacon or priest of leftover sacred wine of host after the Communion.
  8. The act of washing something.

ablution frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ablution occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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