- 1A large bowl for urinating or defecating into, typically plumbed into a sewage system and with a flushing mechanism: Liz heard the toilet flush • figurative my tenure was down the toiletMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Seat covers have been available for decades, and it used correctly, most seat covers will flush down the toilet without the user touching them.
- You probably wash up your dirty dishes immediately after eating, and stick bleach down the toilet with every tenth flush.
- A third of all household water is flushed down the toilet, so control the amount of water you use by putting a plastic bottle or ‘hippo’ in your cistern.
- 1.1A room, building, or cubicle containing one or more of these.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Although work is on a public floor of the building, the toilets are locked, secured by carefully guarded keys.
- Marketing is described as weak and many buildings lacked public toilets, baby changing facilities and refreshment areas.
- In the toilets, the one cubicle with a working light had a broken lock.
- 2 [in singular] The process of washing oneself, dressing, and attending to one’s appearance: her toilet completed, she finally went back downstairsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- She quickly changed into an older dress and completed a brief toilet.
- 2.1 [as modifier] Denoting articles used in the process of washing and dressing oneself: a bathroom cabinet stocked with toilet articlesMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The general stock consists of patent medicines of all kinds, proprietary goods, toilet requisites, perfumes, smelling and perfume bottles, and a host of other useful articles.
- There was a camp canteen where the prisoners could buy cigarettes, toilet articles or canned food.
- Clearly she will have some luggage (at least a change of clothes and toilet articles) with her, if no maid.
- 2.2The cleansing of part of a person’s body as a medical procedure.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Peritoneal toilet functions as a surgical adjunct to controlling the initial, proximate source of peritoneal infection
- Respiratory toilet is encouraged hourly throughout the postoperative period with the aid of an incentive spirometer.
- PDT treatments were applied to the left mainstem lesion along with debridement and bronchoscopic toilet.
verbo (toilets, toileting, toileted)[with object] (usually as noun toileting) Volver al principio
- Assist or supervise (someone, especially an infant or invalid) in using a toilet.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- I wouldn't mind toileting a patient if it to be needed done.
- Mr Ward told us: ‘There is little dignity in being washed, fed, or swung up in a hoist to be toileted.’
- If asleep, the patient was not toileted or changed.
go down the toilet
- • informal Be completely lost or wasted; fail utterly: they didn’t want to see their investment go down the toiletMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Frankly, our judgment calls seem to be going down the toilet.
- Alas, the lead singer's attempts to persuade him to remove his shirt for the ladies went down the toilet.
- There's your last vestige of freedom going down the toilet.
mid 16th century: from French toilette 'cloth, wrapper', diminutive of toile (see toile). The word originally denoted a cloth used as a wrapper for clothes; then (in the 17th century) a cloth cover for a dressing table, the articles used in dressing, and the process of dressing, later also of washing oneself (sense 2 of the noun). In the 19th century the word came to denote a dressing room, and, in the US, one with washing facilities; hence, a lavatory (early 20th century).