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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 previewThe American Journal of the Medical Sciences (1828)

affusion is the most efficacious of the modes of bathing; the waters should be poured from a height upon the naked head, shoulders, back, and abdomen. Patients become exceedingly fond of this application, and are apt if not cautioned , ...

Google previewThe Lancet (1837)

The cold affusion is an agreeable palliative, but nothing more. Electricity has, also, merely allayed the in- (ejsity of the symptoms but effected no cure. Tobacco, the guaco-juice, and violent sweating have also been tried aud failed : indeed, the ...

Google previewElements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics (1846)

by Edward Ballard, Sir 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 ...

Google previewThe London Medical and Physical Journal (1824)

Cold affusion is the next remedy spoken of by our author, which is used much too sparingly in India ; the reasons for which are certainly not very cogent, if they be no other than those our author has surmised. The rule for the employment of this ...

Google previewTHE MEDICAL QUARTERLY REVIEW VOL. III (1835)

The cold affusion is an admirable remedy in hysteria, and our author's observations upon it ...

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 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 International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia (1915)

by James Orr

The water may be used in any one of three Mode of ways: immersion, where the recipient Using the enters bodily into the water, and Water where, during the action, the head is plunged either once or three times beneath the surface; affusion, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Anglicanism (2015)

by Colin Buchanan

AFFUSION. “Affusion” is the technical ...

Google previewThe New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (1908)

Embracing Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology and Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Biography from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

Though pouring or sprinkling is now employed rather as a matter of convenience, affusion was for many centuries resorted to only in case of necessity. The first extended discussion of the question is found in the epistle of Cyprian to Magnus ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica, or, Dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature (1854)

Dr Currie found, that, during the affusion of a bucket of cold salt water on the heads and whole bodies of two healthy persons, no depression of temperature was observable ; but in a minute or two afterwards, although they remained without ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1854)

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Dr Currie found, that, during the affusion of a bucket of cold salt water on the heads and whole bodies of two healthy persons, no depression of temperature was observable ; but in a minute or two afterwards, although they remained without ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

Upon the affusion of a tincture of galls, it immediately became as black at ink. Gresv's Museum. Affusion, in church history, amounts to much the fame with what we now call sprinkling, in baptism. * To AFFY. v. a. [affier, Fr. off dare mulierem, ...

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

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 conduciug to a healthy and equable discharge from the surface of the body.

Google previewLexicon Medicum (1860)

Medical Dictionary by Robert Hooper

AFFUSION. (Affusio; from ad, and fundo, to pour upon.) Pouring a liquor upon something. The affusion of cold water, or pouring two or three quarts on the patient's head and body, is sometimes practised by physicians, but lately introduced by ...

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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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