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Dictionary definition for: Wash

1. (n) a thin coat of water-base paint

2. (v) clean with some chemical process

3. (n) the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

4. (v) cleanse (one''s body) with soap and water

5. (n) the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)

6. (v) cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"

7. (n) 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"

8. (v) move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"

9. (n) the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

10. (v) be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"

11. (n) a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other

12. (v) admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won''t wash in traffic court"

13. (n) garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

14. (v) separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

15. (n) any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"

16. (v) apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to

17. (v) 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"

18. (v) form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"

19. (v) make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"

20. (v) wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"

21. (v) to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"

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