What does the word ablution mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The act of washing; a cleansing; bath.

Usage examples for ablution

  1. 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 by Charles Munde
  2. 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 by Sir Richard Francis Burton