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  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.