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Definition of the noun affusion

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noun - plural: affusions

  1. the act of baptizing someone by pouring water on their head
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: baptism = a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

Alternative definition of the noun affusion

noun

  1. The pouring of liquid.
  2. A method of Christian baptism where water is poured on the head of the person being baptized.

Explanation

Affusion is a method of baptism where water is poured on the head of the person being baptized. The word "affusion" comes from the Latin affusio, meaning "to pour on". Affusion is one of four methods of baptism used by Christians, which also include total submersion baptism, partial immersion baptism, and sprinkling. Christian denominations that baptize by affusion do not deny the legitimacy of baptizing by immersion or aspersion; rather, they consider that affusion is a sufficient, if not preferable, method of baptism.

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Google previewElements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics (1846)

by Edward Ballard, Alfred Baring Garrod

Cold affusion is a ready and effectual means of reducing the temperature of the scalp in inflammations of the brain. In such cases, it is practised upon the head alone, held over a large basin; and it is equally serviceable when the excitement of the blood. It is often useful to place the patient up circulation has not proceeded beyond simple determination of 480 ELEMENTS OF MATERIA MEDICA.

Google previewTHE BRITISH AND FOREIGN MEDICAL REVIEW OR QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF PRACTICAL MEDICINE AND SURGERY (1846)

by john forbes

Moderate cold affusion is a useful remedy in many cerebral affections. In passive hypersemia or venous oppletion, such as is met with in drunkards, in delirium tremens, in narcotic poisoning, in congestion consequent on exanthematic fevers , and in low fevers (febris nervosa stupida). It is also a very valuable remedy in irritable states of the brain with active congestion, and in the premonitory stage of apoplexy. It is strongly contraindicated, however, in all cases where the debility is ...

Google previewTHE MEDICAL QUARTERLY REVIEW VOL. III (1835)

The cold affusion is an admirable remedy in hysteria, and our author's observations upon it show the practised physician. As it is well to have a choice of remedies, it is useful to know that hysterical patients usually have a tender spot in the spine; and, if this be blistered, they are much relieved: for this fact we believe that pathology is indebted to Dr. Griffin. The next case is also called one of chronic gastro-enteritis ; and the following is the first day's report and prescriptions. "Elizabeth ...

Google previewThe Influence of Tropical Climates on European Constitutions (1818)

To which is Added Tropical Hygiene; Or the Preservation of Health in All Hot Climates by James Johnson

But, along with the exhibition of those medicines, and after bleeding, while the skin is dry, the respirations frequent, and the animal heat »03° or 108°, the cold affusion must be resolutely and judiciously applied, and repeated, until the reaction of the system, and progress of the disease, are arrested. The cold affusion is the most powerful remedy in subduing the fever \ and the only preventive against the irritability of the stomach, was keeping the bowels open by small doses of calomel ...

Google previewThe cyclopaedia of anatomy and physiology (1839)

by Robert Bentley Todd

The favourable moment for using the cold affusion is that in which the skin is hot and dry, which is also the period of the highest excitation. The experiments upon the effects of baths, quoted above, tend also to show the propriety of the practice ...

Google previewThe Cyclopædia of Anatomy and Physiology: DIA - INS (1839)

by Robert Bentley Todd

The favourable moment for using the cold affusion is that in which the skin is hot and dry, which is also the period of the highest excitation. The experiments upon the effects of baths, quoted above, tend also to show the propriety of the practice ...

Google previewThe Philadelphia Medical Dictionary (1808)

Containing a Concise Explanation of All the Terms Used in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, Botany, Natural History, Chymistry, and Materia Medica by John Redman Coxe

Catachysis, washing; affusion. Cataclasis, distorted eyelids; a spastic occlusion of the eye. Catacleis, the upper or first rib. Cataclines, confined to bed. Cataclisis, lying down. Cataclita, couches. Cataclysma, a clyster. Cataclysmi, washings; embrocations. Cataconesis, washing; irrigation by a plentiful affusion of liquor on some parts of the body. Catacores, profuse; abundant; bilious stools. Catacremnos, cynanche tonsillaris. Catacrusis, a revulsion. Catadoulesis, a subduing of passions ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

As the fever is now supposed to have advanced beyond the fourth day, after which period a complete solution of it is not to be expected, either the cold affusion may be employed, or the surface of the body may be washed, by means of a sponge, with cold or tepid water, Or tepid water may be used in the way of affusion. The same precautionary rules, as we have already stated, are to be observed in regard to all these modes of the external application of cold water. The tcpid affusion ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Cold affusion, or ablution also of the skin, will be found as above intimated to favor the fulfilment of the second indication, of moderating excitement and heat, and conducing to a healthy and equable discharge from the surface of the body. The following regulations and restrictions respecting this practice we copy from the elegant volumes of the late Dr. Currie. Whoever, says this author, has watched the progress of fever must have observed the justness of the observation made by ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Anglicanism (2015)

by Colin Buchanan

AFFUSION. “Affusion” is the technical ...

Google previewThe London Encyclopaedia (1829)

Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature, and Practical Mechanics, Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings, a General Atlas, and Appropriate Diagrams by Thomas Curtis

Cold affusion, or ablution also of the skin, will be found as above intimated to favor the fulfilment of the second indication, of moderating excitement and heat, and conducing to a healthy and equable discharge from the surface of the body. The following regulations and restrictions respecting this practice we copy from the elegant volumes of the late Dr. Currie. Whoever, says this author, has watched the progress of fever must have observed the justness of the observation made by ...

Google previewThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia ... (1830)

by Sir David Brewster

This method is by medical writers termed affusion, ard is practised both with cold and tepid water with the best ...

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Video shows what affusion means. The pouring of liquid.. A method of Christian baptism where water is poured on the head of the person being baptized.

Scrabble value of A1F4F4U1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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