HyperDic: baptism

English > 1 sense of the word baptism:
NOUNactbaptisma Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
baptism > pronunciation
Soundsbae'ptihzahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > baptism: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth.
Example"most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"
NarroweraffusionThe act of baptizing someone by pouring water on their head
aspersion, sprinklingThe act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare)
christeningGiving a Christian name at baptism
immersionA form of baptism in which part or all of a person's body is submerged
BroadersacramentA formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it
Spanishbautismo, bautizo
Catalanbaptisme
Adjectivesbaptismalof or relating to baptism
NounsBaptistfollower of Baptistic doctrines
Verbsbaptize, baptiseadminister baptism to

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