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Adjective: whitewashed  'wIt,wósht
  1. Coated with whitewash
    "miles of whitewashed fences"
Verb: whitewash  'wIt,wósh
  1. Cover up a misdemeanour, fault, or error
    "Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin";
    - gloss over, sleek over, hush up
  2. Cover with whitewash
    "whitewash walls"
  3. Exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data

See also: painted

Type of: acquit, assoil [archaic], clear, cover, cover up, discharge, exculpate, exonerate, paper over, wash

Encyclopedia: Whitewashed