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toiletnoun

uk   /ˈtɔɪ.lət/ 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.UK 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 UK 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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toiletnoun [C]

us   /ˈtɔɪ·lɪt/
a device into which people excrete waste, esp. a bowl-shaped device with a seat that has a hole in it, or a bathroom: I couldn't get the toilet to flush.
(Definition of toilet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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