Definition of baptism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

baptism

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noun
NAmE//ˈbæptɪzəm//
 
 
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  • a Christian ceremony in which a few drops of water are poured on someone or they are covered with water, to welcome them into the Christian Church and often to name them compare christening
  • Idioms
    a baptism of fire
     
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    a difficult introduction to a new job or activity
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: baptism