• IPA: /ˈbæptaɪz/

baptize (baptizes, present participle baptizing; past and past participle baptized)

  1. (Christianity) To perform the sacrament of baptism by sprinkling or pouring water over someone or immersing them in water.
  2. To dedicate or christen.
  3. (archaic, slang) Of rum, brandy, or any other spirits, to dilute with water.
  4. (slang) To ensure proper burning of a joint by moistening the exterior with saliva.
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