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 for lavatory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lavatory \Lav"a*to*ry\, a.
     Washing, or cleansing by washing.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lavatory \Lav"a*to*ry\, n.; pl. Lavatories. [L. lavatorium:
     cf. lavatoire. See Lave to wash, and cf. Laver.]
     1. A place for washing.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A basin or other vessel for washing in.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A wash or lotion for a diseased part.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. A place where gold is obtained by washing.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. A room containing one or more sinks for washing, as well
        as one or more toilet fixtures; also called bathroom,
        toilet, and sometimes commode. Commode and toilet may
        refer to a room with only a toilet fixture, but without a
     Syn: toilet, lavatory, can, facility, john, privy, bathroom.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a room or building equipped with one or more toilets [syn:
           toilet, lavatory, lav, can, john, privy,
      2: a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected
         to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your
         hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed
         it on his face" [syn: washbasin, basin, washbowl,
         washstand, lavatory]
      3: a toilet that is cleaned of waste by the flow of water
         through it [syn: flush toilet, lavatory]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "lavatory":
     WC, aquamanile, automatic dishwasher, backhouse, bagnio, balneae,
     balneum, basement, basin, bath, bathhouse, bathroom, baths,
     bathtub, bidet, bog, caldarium, can, closet, comfort station,
     convenience, crapper, dishpan, dishwasher, earth closet, equipment,
     ewer, finger bowl, head, john, johnny, johnny house, kitchen sink,
     latrine, lavabo, loo, mikvah, necessary, outhouse, piscina,
     powder room, privy, public baths, rest room, sauna, shower,
     shower bath, shower curtain, shower head, shower room,
     shower stall, showers, sink, spa, steam room, sudarium, sudatorium,
     sweat room, tepidarium, thermae, toilet, toilet room, tub, urinal,
     wash barrel, wash boiler, washbasin, washbowl, washdish, washer,
     washing machine, washing pot, washpot, washroom, washstand,
     washtub, water closet, watering place

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