[c]/bæpˈtaɪz / (say bap'tuyz)

verb (baptised, baptising)
verb (t)
1. to immerse in water, or sprinkle or pour water on, in the Christian rite of baptism.
2. to cleanse spiritually; initiate or dedicate by purifying.
3. to christen.
verb (i)
4. to administer baptism.
Also, baptize. {Middle English baptise(n), from Old French baptiser, from Late Latin baptízāre, from Greek baptizein immerse}
baptiser, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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