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toilet

noun uk   us   /ˈtɔɪ.lət/

toilet noun (CONTAINER)

A1 [C] a bowl-shaped device with a seat that you sit on or stand near when emptying the body of urine or solid waste, or another device used for this purpose: I was on (= using) the toilet when the phone rang. Don't forget to flush the toilet. Excuse me, Miss Lewis, I need/want (to go to) the toilet. The toilet seat was cracked and there was no paper. [C] UK (US bathroom) a room with a toilet in it: Someone's in the toilet.go to the toilet A2 to empty the body of urine or solid waste, usually using a toilet to do so: It's going to be a long drive, kids, so if you want to go to the toilet, do so now.toilets A2 [plural] UK (US restroom, US also ladies'/men's room)
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a room or small building in a public place in which there are several toilets: Do you know where the ladies' toilets are?
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toilet noun (WASHING)

[U] old-fashioned formal the process of washing and dressing yourself: Virginia had spent longer than usual over her toilet that evening, with pleasing results.
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