Noun Affusion Definition and Examples







The action or an act of pouring a liquid on to something or someone. Now rare.
    The pouring of water on the body or a part of the body for therapeutic purposes; an instance of this. Frequently with distinguishing word specifying the temperature of the water, especially in "cold affusion". Also figurative. Now historical.
      Christian Church. The administration of baptism by pouring or sprinkling water over a person's head (opposed to immersion and aspersion); an instance of this.
        ((n.) The act of pouring upon, or sprinkling with a liquid, as water upon a child in baptism.|--|(n.) The act of pouring water or other fluid on the whole or a part of the body, as a remedy in disease.|--|)

        Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From (i) French affusion parenchyma;.

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