ETYM Latin ablutio, from abluere: cf. French ablution. Related to Abluent.
Act of washing; Washing for a religious purpose. For example, Hindus wash before praying, preferably in running water, and washing in certain rivers, especially the Ganges, is believed to give spiritual benefit.
Muslims wash themselves (wudu) before prayers, but this is seen as a mark of respect for God and a preparation for prayer rather than conferring any benefit in itself.
Belief in ablution as purification are found in Christianity and Shinto.
In Japanese myth, for example, Izanagi purifies himself by washing in a river after visiting the netherworld. The emphasis in Shinto is on cleansing to remove defilement, not to purify from sin.
The act of washing oneself (or another person); SYN. washup, bathing.
The grinding away of solid rock surfaces by particles carried by water, ice, and wind. It is generally held to be the most significant form of erosion. As the eroding particles are carried along they become eroded themselves due to the process of attrition.
1. The removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing; SYN. rinsing.
2. Washing lightly without soap.
3. A liquid preparation used on wet hair to it a tint.
4. The act of giving a light tint to the hair.
swill / swɪl /
1. Something suggestive of slop or garbage; refuse
2. A semiliquid food for animals (as swine) composed of edible refuse mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk; garbage
ETYM Western u. s.
1. The work of washing or cleansing; SYN. washing.
2. The laundry.
3. A watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other; SYN. wash drawing.
4. A thin coat of water-base paint.
5. (Informal) Any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out.
6. (Western United States) The dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon); SYN. dry wash.
washout / wɑːʃɑːwt /
1. The washing out or away of something and especially of earth in a roadbed by a freshet
2. A place where earth is washed away
3. One that fails to measure up; failure
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