ablute

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from ablution.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ablute (third-person singular simple present ablutes, present participle abluting, simple past and past participle abluted)

  1. (intransitive, colloquial) To wash oneself. [First attested in the Late 19th century.][1]
  2. (transitive, colloquial) To wash. [First attested in the Late 19th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 5

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

ablute

  1. vocative masculine singular of ablutus