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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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