a·blu·tion [uh-bloo-shuh n]
1. a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual.
- The new king was given an ablution.
2. the liquid used for an ablution
3. Usually, ablutions. a washing of the hands and body.
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin ablūtiōn- (stem of ablūtiō), equivalent to ablūt (us), past participle of abluere (see abluent ) + -iōn- -ion