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holy water Syllabification: ho·ly wa·ter

Definition of holy water in English:


Water blessed by a priest and used in religious ceremonies.
Example sentences
  • Buildings, offices and factories are seldom opened for use without the blessing of the priest with his holy water.
  • A priest sprinkles holy water on an infant's head, chanting as he does so.
  • The grave was then dug, if this had not already been done, and sanctified by a priest with holy water and incense.
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