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baptismnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbæpˌtɪz·əm/ /ˈbæb-/

a Christian ceremony in which water is poured over someone’s head or the person is briefly covered completely by water, and is named as a Christian:

We’re hoping to be able to get to Pasadena for the baptism of our grandson.

(Definition of “baptism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)