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baptism

bap·tism

baptism

 
pronunciation:
baep tih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a Christian rite in which an applicant for membership to the church is sprinkled with or immersed in water, signifying purification.
definition 2: any similar ceremony used to initiate or admit to membership.
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derivations: baptismal (adj.), baptismally (adv.)
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