verb (baptiz, ing)
- To sprinkle or pour water over, or to immerse in water, as a spiritual cleansing process in the rite of Christian baptism.
- To dedicate or christen.
- (1811) Of rum, brandy, or any other spirits, to lower with water.
- (1811) To ensure proper burning of a joint by moistening the exterior with saliva.
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