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English noun: lavatory

1. lavatory (artifact) a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

Synonymsbathroom, can, john, lav, privy, toilet

Broader (hypernym)room

Narrower (hyponym)closet, comfort station, convenience, head, loo, public convenience, public lavatory, public toilet, restroom, toilet facility, W.C., wash room, washroom, water closet

Part holonymcan, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne, toilet

2. lavatory (artifact) a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face

SamplesHe ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face.

Synonymsbasin, washbasin, washbowl, washstand

Broader (hypernym)sink

3. lavatory (artifact) a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water through it

Synonymsflush toilet

Broader (hypernym)can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, stool, throne, toilet

Part holonympull chain

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