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lavatory

  

      n   pl   , -ries  
1      (Also called)    toilet, water closet, WC  
a    a sanitary installation for receiving and disposing of urine and faeces, consisting of a bowl fitted with a water-flushing device and connected to a drain  
b    a room containing such an installation  
2    the washing place in a convent or monastic establishment  
     (C14: from Late Latin lavatorium, from Latin lavare to wash)  


lavatory paper  
      n     (Brit)      another name for       toilet paper  
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lavatory

  
  
bathroom, bog     (slang)   can     (U.S. & Canad. slang)   cloakroom     (Brit.)   crapper     (taboo slang)   Gents, head(s)     (Nautical slang)   john     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   khazi     (slang)   Ladies, latrine, little boy's room     (informal)   little girl's room     (informal)   loo     (Brit. informal)   pissoir, powder room, (public) convenience, toilet, washroom, water closet, W.C.  

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