What is the difference between leftover and ablution?

leftover | ablution |

As nouns the difference between leftover and ablution

is that leftover is something left behind; an excess or remainder while ablution is the act of washing something.

As a adjective leftover

is remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.



Alternative forms

* left over, left-over


  • Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
  • Do you want some of the leftover supplies from the event?
  • (chiefly, in the plural, usually, of food) Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.
  • I have some leftover spaghetti in the fridge, so I don't plan to cook tonight.
    Not leftovers again.

    Usage notes

    * When used after a verb (as part of a predicate phrase), use two separate words: *: I can walk for miles and still have energy left over.


    (en noun)
  • Something left behind; an excess or remainder.
  • It's a leftover from yesterday, but it's still perfectly good.
    The entire wheel of cheese is a leftover from the party.




    (en noun)
  • The act of washing something.
  • # (chemistry) Originally, the purifying of oils and other substances by emulsification with hot water; now more generally, a thorough cleansing of a precipitate or other non-dissolved substance.
  • # The act of washing or cleansing the body, or some part of it, as a religious rite.
  • # (literary, or, humorous, usually, in the plural) Washing oneself; bathing, cleaning oneself up.
  • #*
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  • The liquid used in the cleansing or ablution.
  • *
  • Cast the ablutions in the main.
  • The ritual consumption by the deacon or priest of leftover sacred wine of host after the Communion.
  • (pluralonly, UK, military) The location or building where the showers and sinks are located.
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