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  Words related to wash

Related / Similar Words: washing, lavation, laundry, washables, wash drawing, dry wash, slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, washout, lave, lap, moisten, dampen, wash out, wash off, wash away, rinse, launder

 

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

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    See Also: wash up, lave

     

    Hyponyms: washup, bathing, ablution, dishwashing, washing-up, window-washing, rinse, soak, soaking, laundering, blackwash, calcimine, color wash, colour wash, whitewash, rain-wash, sponge down, scrub, scrub up, gargle, shampoo, hush, humidify, moisturize, moisturise, baste, elute, water-wash, wash out, pressure-wash, powerwash, suds, rinse off, cradle, stonewash, stone-wash, handwash, hand-wash, machine wash, machine-wash, acid-wash, pan, pan out, pan off

     

    Grouped Verbs: lave, rinse, wash out, launder, wash off, wash away

     

    Entailments: rinse, rinse off

     

    Derivational Morphology: wash up, lave, launder, rinse, wash out, washing, lavation, lavage, dampener, moistener, moistening, dampening, moisture, wet, laundry, washables, washer, automatic washer, washing machine

     

    Anagrams: shwa, Shaw

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: lan   Catalan: rentar  
    Croatian: umiti   Danish: vaske  
    Dutch: wassen   Esperanto: lavi  
    Finnish: pestä   French: laver  
    German: waschen   Greek: πλένω  
    Hebrew: לרחוץ   Hungarian: mos  
    Icelandic: þvo   Irish: nigh  
    Italian: lavare   Japanese: 洗う  
    Persian: شستن   Romanian: a spăla  
    Russian: мыть   Spanish: lavar  
    Swedish: tvätta   Telugu: కడుగు  
    Turkish: yıkamak  
     
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