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KK Pronunciation

〔 wɑʃ,wɒʃ 〕


〔 wɒʃ 〕

Overview of noun wash

The noun wash has 8 senses

  • wash -- (a thin coat of water-base paint)

  • wash, washing, lavation -- (the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water))

  • wash, dry wash -- (the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon))

  • washout, wash -- (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")

  • slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, wash -- (the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller)

  • wash, wash drawing -- (a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other)

  • laundry, wash, washing, washables -- (garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering)

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

Overview of verb wash

The verb wash has 13 senses

  • wash, rinse -- (clean with some chemical process)

  • wash, lave -- (cleanse (one's body) with soap and water)

  • wash, launder -- (cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!")

  • wash -- (move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge")

  • wash -- (be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?")

  • wash -- (admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court")

  • wash -- (separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals))

  • wash -- (apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to)

  • wash, wash out, wash off, wash away -- (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")

  • wash -- (form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside")

  • moisten, wash, dampen -- (make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows")

  • lave, lap, wash -- (wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore")

  • wash -- (to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day")