Wash definitions

wŏsh, wôsh
Washington.
abbreviation
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That can be washed without damage; washable.

A wash dress.

adjective
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A quantity of clothes, etc. washed, or to be washed.
noun
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A thin, watery layer of paint, esp. of watercolor, applied with even, sweeping movement of the brush.
noun
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A thin coating of metal applied to a surface in liquid form.
noun
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Any of various liquids as for cosmetic, grooming, or medicinal use.

Mouthwash.

noun
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Fermented liquor ready for distillation.
noun
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Weak liquor or liquid food.
noun
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A drink of water, beer, etc. taken with whiskey, rum, etc.; chaser.
noun
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A situation in which contrasted elements, as the losses and gains in a business transaction, offset each other.
noun
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Waste liquid; specif., refuse liquid food, as from cooking; swill; hogwash.
noun
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Wear or erosion caused by a flow or falling of water, or by the action of waves.
noun
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Silt, mud, debris, etc. carried and dropped by running water, as of a stream.
noun
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Soil or earth from which metals, ores, precious stones, etc. may be washed.
noun
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A channel made by running water.
noun
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In the W U.S., the dry bed of a stream which flows only occasionally, usually in a ravine or canyon.
noun
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Shallow inlet of the North Sea, on the E coast of England: c. 20 mi (32 km) long.
proper name
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To wash oneself or one's hands, face, etc.
verb
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To undergo washing, esp. without fading or other damage.
verb
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To be removed by washing.

Stains that will wash out.

verb
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To sweep or flow (over, against, along, up, etc.) in or as in waves or a current, stream, etc.
verb
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To be cut, worn, or carried (out or away) by the action of water.

The bridge had washed out.

verb
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To be eroded, as by the action of rain or a river.
verb
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To withstand scrutiny or an examination.

An alibi that won't wash.

verb
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To clean by means of water or other liquid, as by dipping, tumbling, or scrubbing, often with soap, a detergent, etc.
verb
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To make clean in a religious or moral sense; purify.
verb
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An inlet of the North Sea off east-central England. The Wash has a dredged ship channel that leads to King's Lynn.
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To make wet, or moisten; drench or flush with water or other liquid.
verb
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Washington.
abbreviation
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To cleanse (itself or another) by licking, as a cat does.
verb
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Used for washing.
adjective
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To flow over, past, or against.
verb
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Being such that washing is possible; washable.
adjective
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To soak (out), flush (off), or carry (away) by or as by the use or action of water.

To wash out dirt, a bridge washed away by the flood.

verb
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The act or process of washing or cleansing.
noun
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To act as a suitable cleaning agent for.

Soap that will wash silks.

verb
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A quantity of articles washed or intended for washing.

The wash is on the back porch.

noun
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To cover with a thin or watery coating of paint, esp. of water color.
verb
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The dry bed of a stream.
noun
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To cover with a thin layer of metal.
verb
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Turbulence in air or water caused by the motion or action of an oar, propeller, jet, or airfoil.
noun
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An activity, action, or enterprise that yields neither marked gain nor marked loss.
noun
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Waste liquid; swill.
noun
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Fermented liquid from which liquor is distilled.
noun
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A preparation or product used in washing or coating.
noun
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A cosmetic or medicinal liquid, such as a mouthwash.
noun
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To make moist or wet; drench.

Tears washed the child's cheeks.

verb
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To flow, sweep, or beat with a characteristic lapping sound.

Waves washed over the pilings.

verb
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To be carried away, removed, or drawn by the action of water.
verb
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To flow over, against, or past.

Waves that washed the sandy shores.

verb
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To carry, erode, remove, or destroy by the action of moving water.

Heavy rains washed the topsoil away.

verb
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To rid of corruption or guilt; cleanse or purify.

Wash sins away.

verb
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To cover or coat with a watery layer of paint or other coloring substance.
verb
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To separate constituents of (an ore) by immersion in or agitation with water.
verb
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To cause to undergo a swirling action.

Washed the tea around in the cup.

verb
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To cleanse something in or by means of water or other liquid.
verb
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Wash is defined as the act of cleaning, purifying or moistening, or laundry that needs to be cleaned.

An example of a wash is a scrubbing of the car.

An example of wash are dirty clothes in the hamper.

noun
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Wash means to clean with a liquid, purify or moisten.

An example of wash is to use a damp cloth to wipe up a soiled table.

verb
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
initialism
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Origin of wash

Middle English washen from Old English wacsan, wæscan wed-1 in Indo-European roots