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wash (n):
the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
Related Words: lavationing
wash (n):
any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
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at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash
wash (n):
garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
Related Words: laundry
wash (n):
a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
wash (n):
a thin coat of water-base paint
wash (n):
the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
wash (n):
the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
wash (v):
wash or flow against
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the waves laved the shore
wash (v):
make moist
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The dew moistened the meadows
Related Words: dampenmoisten
wash (n):
the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
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from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water
Related Word: out
wash (v):
to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
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The cat washes several times a day
wash (v):
cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
Related Words: lave
wash (v):
form by erosion
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The river washed a ravine into the mountainside
wash (v):
remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
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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
wash (v):
apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
wash (v):
clean with some chemical process
Related Words: rinse
wash (v):
cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
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Wash the towels, please!
Related Words: launder
wash (v):
separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
wash (v):
move by or as if by water
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The swollen river washed away the footbridge
wash (v):
admit to testing or proof
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This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court
wash (v):
be capable of being washed
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Does this material wash?
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