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    wash - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wash

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