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lavatory


lav·a·to·ry  (lv-t?r, -tr)
n. pl. lav·a·to·ries
1. A room equipped with washing and often toilet facilities; a bathroom.
2. A washbowl or basin, especially one permanently installed with running water.
3. A flush toilet.

[Middle English, piscina, from Late Latin lavtrium, from lavtor, launderer, from Latin lavre, to wash; see leu()- in Indo-European roots.]


lavatory  /lvtri/  n.frml. -ries a room with toilets and sinks, bathroom: The school has lavatories on each floor. lavatory

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