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Meaning of wash

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  wash
      n 1: a thin coat of water-base paint
      2: the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water) [syn:
         {wash}, {washing}, {lavation}]
      3: the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a
         canyon) [syn: {wash}, {dry wash}]
      4: 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" [syn: {washout},
         {wash}]
      5: the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft
         propeller [syn: {slipstream}, {airstream}, {race},
         {backwash}, {wash}]
      6: a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes
         one over the other [syn: {wash}, {wash drawing}]
      7: garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
         [syn: {laundry}, {wash}, {washing}, {washables}]
      8: any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the
         end of the year the accounting department showed that it was
         a wash"
      v 1: clean with some chemical process [syn: {wash}, {rinse}]
      2: cleanse (one's body) with soap and water [syn: {wash},
         {lave}]
      3: cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash
         the towels, please!" [syn: {wash}, {launder}]
      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: admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in
         traffic court"
      7: separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
      8: apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
      9: 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" [syn: {wash}, {wash out}, {wash off}, {wash away}]
      10: form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the
          mountainside"
      11: make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows" [syn: {moisten},
          {wash}, {dampen}]
      12: wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore" [syn:
          {lave}, {lap}, {wash}]
      13: to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat
          washes several times a day"


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