Meaning of libation


Pronunciation: (lī-bā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity.
  2. the liquid poured out.
    1. an intoxicating beverage, as wine, esp. when drunk in ceremonial or celebrative situations.
    2. an act or instance of drinking such a beverage.
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