noun: A washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of a religious rite.
noun: The liquid so used.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
When the minor ablution is ended, the worshipper should say, I testify that there is no god but the God, the One, which for partner hath none, and I testify that Mohammed is His servant and His apostle.
The act of ablution is sympathetic magic, based as it is on the "like produces like" principle, the principle that action on the signifier (physical dirt) is, or results in, parallel action on the signified (spiritual sin).
It was on that fatal spot that he conferred on his son the honor of knighthood: and the ceremony was accomplished by a slight blow from each of the horsemen of the guard, and by a ridiculous and inhuman ablution from a pool of water, which was yet polluted with patrician blood.
308 Complete ablution is rendered necessary chiefly by the emission of semen either in copulation or in nocturnal pollution.
Despite how it sounds, "ablution" is ceremonial washing, not a stomach-flattening exercise.