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1with object To wash (oneself, or a part of the body).
2no object To wash oneself; to bathe.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Moyle (d. 1714), naval surgeon. From classical Latin ablūt-, past participial stem of abluere to wash off. Compare French abluer to wash, to bathe.
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