Launder meaning

lôndər, län-
A trough or flume used in washing ore.
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A water trough, esp. one used in mining for washing dirt from the ore.
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To make (illegally obtained money) appear lawfully obtained or legitimate, especially by transferring it through legitimate accounts or businesses.
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To make more acceptable or presentable, sanitize.
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To undergo washing in a specified way.

This material launders well.

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To wash or prepare laundry.
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To wash, or wash and iron (clothes, etc.)
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To exchange or invest (money) in such a way as to conceal that it came from an illegal or improper source.
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To make (something improper or offensive) seem less so.
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To withstand washing.

A fabric that launders well.

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To do laundry.
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(mining) A trough used by miners to receive powdered ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water to the stamps, or other apparatus for comminuting (sorting) the ore.
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A gutter (for rainwater)
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To wash; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron.
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(money) To disguise the source of ill-gotten wealth by various means.
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Origin of launder

  • From Middle English launder, lavender launderer from Old French lavandier from Vulgar Latin lavandārius from Latin lavandāria things to be washed from lavanda neuter pl. gerundive of lavāre to wash leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Contracted from Middle English lavender, from Old French lavandiere, from Late Latin lavandena, from Latin lavō (“I wash").

    From Wiktionary