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[ley-vey-shuh n] /leɪˈveɪ ʃən/

the process of washing.
(formal or literary) the act or process of washing

“act of washing,” 1620s, from Latin lavationem (nominative lavatio), noun of action from past participle stem of lavare (see lave). Related: Lavations.


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