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Meaning of LAVATORY

Pronunciation:  'lavu`towree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it
  2. [n]  a room equipped with toilet facilities
  3. [n]  a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"

LAVATORY is a 8 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: basin, bathroom, flush toilet, john, lav, privy, washbasin, washbowl, washstand
 See Also: can, closet, comfort station, commode, convenience, crapper, head, loo, pot, potty, public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, pull chain, restroom, room, sink, stool, throne, toilet, toilet facility, W.C., wash room, washroom, water closet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lav"a*to*ry\, a.
    Washing, or cleansing by washing.
  2. \Lav"a*to*ry\, n.; pl. {Lavatories}. [L. lavatorium:
    cf. lavatoire. See {Lave} to wash, and cf. {Laver}.]
    1. A place for washing.
    2. A basin or other vessel for washing in.
    3. A wash or lotion for a diseased part.
    4. A place where gold is obtained by washing.
Thesaurus Terms
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