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|part of speech:
||a Christian rite in which an applicant for membership to the church is sprinkled with or immersed in water, signifying purification.
||any similar ceremony used to initiate or admit to membership.
||baptismal (adj.), baptismally (adv.)
The word baptism
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that means act, process, state, practice, or instance of
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The suffix -ism1 attaches to Greek roots to form nouns which usually have a corresponding verb ending in "-ize, -ise". See also -ism2.