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Lavatory vs. Washbasin

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Lavatorynoun

A vessel or fixture for washing, particularly:

Washbasinnoun

A basin used for washing, particularly a permanently installed sink, fitted with a water supply and a drain, for washing the hands and face.

Lavatorynoun

A laver: a washbasin.

Washbasinnoun

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’;

Lavatorynoun

(archaic) A bathtub.

Washbasinnoun

a basin for washing the hands (`wash-hand basin' is a British expression)

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Lavatorynoun

(Christianity) A piscina: the basin used for washing communion vessels.

Lavatorynoun

(Christianity) A lavabo: the basin used for washing one's hands before handling the Eucharist.

Lavatorynoun

A baptismal font: the basin used for baptism, used figuratively for the washing away of sins.

Lavatorynoun

A plumbing fixture used for washing: a sink.

‘Their 'bathroom' included a toilet and a lavatory but no bath.’;

Lavatorynoun

Handwashing, particularly

Lavatorynoun

(Christianity) The lavabo: the ritual washing of hands before handling the eucharist.

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Lavatorynoun

(Christianity) The ritual washing of hands after using the piscina to clean the communion vessels.

Lavatorynoun

(obsolete) A liquid used in washing; a lotion; a wash; a rinse.

Lavatorynoun

(dated) A washroom: a room used for washing the face and hands.

Lavatorynoun

(euphemism) A room containing a toilet: a bathroom US or WC UK.

‘Americans don't know 'WC' and Brits mock 'bathroom' but everyone usually understands 'toilet' or 'lavatory'.’;

Lavatorynoun

A plumbing fixture for urination and defecation: a toilet.

Lavatorynoun

(dated) A place to wash clothes: a laundry.

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Lavatorynoun

(obsolete) A place where gold is panned.

Lavatorynoun

(obsolete) A paved room in a mortuary where corpses are kept under a shower of disinfecting fluid.

Lavatoryadjective

(dated) Washing, or cleansing by washing.

Lavatoryadjective

Washing, or cleansing by washing.

Lavatorynoun

A place for washing.

Lavatorynoun

A basin or other vessel for washing in.

Lavatorynoun

A wash or lotion for a diseased part.

Lavatorynoun

A place where gold is obtained by washing.

Lavatorynoun

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.

Lavatorynoun

a room equipped with toilet facilities

Lavatorynoun

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’;

Lavatorynoun

a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it

Lavatorynoun

a room, building, or cubicle containing a toilet or toilets

‘he locked himself in the downstairs lavatory’; ‘public lavatories’;

Lavatorynoun

a flush toilet

‘she flushed the lavatory’; ‘I needed to go to the lavatory’;

Lavatorynoun

a sink or washbasin in a bathroom or toilet.

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