Lavatory

Lav"a*to*ry

, n.;
pl. Lavatories (#).
[L. lavatorium: cf. lavatoire. See Lave to wash, and cf. Laver.] 1. A place for washing.
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2. A basin or other vessel for washing in.
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3. A wash or lotion for a diseased part.
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4. A place where gold is obtained by washing.
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5. A room containing one or more sinks for washing, as well as one or more toilet fixtures; also called bathroom, toilet, and sometimes commode. Commode and toilet may refer to a room with only a toilet fixture, but without a sink.
Syn. -- toilet, lavatory, can, facility, john, privy, bathroom.
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