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affusion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Affusion  \Af*fu"sion\  ([a^]f*f[=u]"zh[u^]n),  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  affusion.] 
  The  act  of  pouring  upon  or  sprinkling  with  a  liquid,  as 
  water  upon  a  child  in  baptism.  Specifically:  (Med)  The  act  of 
  pouring  water  or  other  fluid  on  the  whole  or  a  part  of  the 
  body,  as  a  remedy  in  disease.  --Dunglison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affusion 
  n  :  the  act  of  baptizing  someone  by  pouring  water  on  their  head 
  [syn:  {pouring}] 




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