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Definition of "affusion" [af•fu•sion]

  • A pouring on of liquid, as in baptism. (noun)

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Use "affusion" in a sentence
  • "Oikonomos, however, responds that '' affusion '' (i.e. pouring), and much less '' aspersion '' (i.e. sprinkling), cannot ever be considered baptism."
  • "It is better that no friction should be applied, but if so, a hot soap (smegma) must be used in greater abundance than is common, and an affusion of a considerable quantity of water is to be made at the same time and afterwards repeated."
  • "After the fever restless, and had some delirium; urine thin, and darkish; had an affusion of warm water on the head; slept and recovered his senses."