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 for commode
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commode \Com*mode"\, n. [F. commode, fr. commode convenient, L.
     commodus; com- + modus measure, mode. See Mode.]
     1. A kind of headdress formerly worn by ladies, raising the
        hair and fore part of the cap to a great height.
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              Or under high commodes, with looks erect.
                                                    --Granville.
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     2. A piece of furniture, so named according to temporary
        fashion; as:
        (a) A chest of drawers or a bureau.
        (b) A night stand with a compartment for holding a chamber
            vessel.
        (c) A kind of close stool.
        (d) A movable sink or stand for a wash bowl, with closet.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lavatory \Lav"a*to*ry\, n.; pl. Lavatories. [L. lavatorium:
     cf. lavatoire. See Lave to wash, and cf. Laver.]
     1. A place for washing.
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     2. A basin or other vessel for washing in.
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     3. A wash or lotion for a diseased part.
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     4. A place where gold is obtained by washing.
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     5. A room containing one or more sinks for washing, as well
        as one or more toilet fixtures; also called bathroom,
        toilet, and sometimes commode. Commode and toilet may
        refer to a room with only a toilet fixture, but without a
        sink.
  
     Syn: toilet, lavatory, can, facility, john, privy, bathroom.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  commode
      n 1: a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination [syn:
           toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty,
           stool, throne]
      2: a tall elegant chest of drawers [syn: chiffonier,
         commode]

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