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Adjective: washed  wósht
  1. Clean by virtue of having been washed in water
    - water-washed
  2. Wet as from washing; sometimes used in combination
Verb: wash  wósh
  1. Cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
    "Wash the towels, please!";
    - launder
  2. Cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
    - lave
  3. 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"; "he washed off the dirt from his coat";
    - wash out, wash off, wash away
  4. Move by or as if by water
    "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
  5. Be capable of being washed
    "Does this material wash?"
  6. [informal] Admit to testing or proof
    "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
  7. Apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
  8. Form by erosion
    "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
  9. [literary] Make moist
    "The dew washed the meadows";
    - moisten, dampen
  10. (of a liquid, esp. water) flow against
    "the waves washed the shore";
    - lave, lap
  11. To cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
    "The cat washes several times a day"
  12. Clean with some chemical process
    - rinse
  13. (mining) wash by removing particles
    "Wash ores";
    - hush
  14. Separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

See also: clean, wash up [N. Amer], wet

Type of: be, clean, cleanse, cover, displace, eat away, erode, flow, fret, make clean, move, process, remove, separate, serve, stand, swear out, take, take away, wet, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Wash, Martha