Part of speech: noun

The act of washing; a cleansing; bath.

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Usage examples "ablution":

  1. Answered the old woman, " Yes, I desire a private place, where I can perform the Wuzu- ablution;" and quoth the girl, " Enter." - "Supplemental Nights, Volume 1", Richard F. Burton.
  2. During, and some time after convalescence, the patient should take a cool bath, or a cold ablution every morning, immediately on rising from bed, and walk after it as soon as he is dressed. - "Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms", Charles Munde.
  3. Mohammed used to perform ablution on its brink, and directed Ali to wash his corpse with seven skins full of the water. - "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah", Sir Richard Francis Burton.