Variant of launder
Origin: ME, contr. from lavender, washerwoman from Old French lavandier from Midieval Latin lavandarius from Late Latin lavandaria, things to be washed from Classical Latin lavandus, gerund, gerundive of Classical Latin lavare, to wash: see lave
- to wash, or wash and iron (clothes, etc.)
- to exchange or invest (money) in such a way as to conceal that it came from an illegal or improper source
- to make (something improper or offensive) seem less so
- to withstand washing: a fabric that launders well
- to do laundry
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