Lav"a*to*ry (?), a.

Washing, or cleansing by washing.

 

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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.

<-- 5. a room containing one or more sinks for washing, as well as one or more toilets (fixtures). also bathroom, toilet, and sometimes commode. Commode may refer to a room with a toilet (fixture) but without a sink. Toilet may refer to a small room with only a toilet fixture. -->

 

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