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wash meaning and definition

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WASH noun

Definition of wash (noun)

  1. a thin coat of water-base paint
  2. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  3. the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
  4. the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
    • "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"
    • synonyms: washout
  5. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  6. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  7. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
  8. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
    • "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"

WASH verb

Definition of wash (verb)

  1. clean with some chemical process
  2. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  3. cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
    • "Wash the towels, please!"
    • synonyms: launder
  4. move by or as if by water
    • "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
  5. be capable of being washed
    • "Does this material wash?"
  6. admit to testing or proof
    • "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
  7. separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
  8. apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
  9. remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
    • "he washed the dirt from his coat"; "The nurse washed away the blood"; "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains"
    • synonyms: wash away, wash off, wash out
  10. form by erosion
    • "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
  11. make moist
  12. wash or flow against
    • "the waves laved the shore"
    • synonyms: lap, lave
  13. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
    • "The cat washes several times a day"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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