washing, present participle; washed, past tense; washes, 3rd person singular present; washed, past participle;
Clean with water and, typically, soap or detergent
I stripped and washed myself all over
Clean oneself, esp. one's hands and face with soap and water
(of an animal) Clean (itself or another) by licking
Remove (a stain or dirt) from something by cleaning with water and detergent
they have to keep washing the mold off the walls
all that hate can't wash away the guilt
(of dirt or a stain) Be removed in such a way
the dirt on his clothes would easily wash out
(of fabric, a garment, or dye) Withstand cleaning to a specified degree without shrinking or fading
a linen-mix yarn that washes well
Do one's laundry
I need someone to cook and wash for me
Wet or moisten (something) thoroughly
you are beautiful with your face washed with rain
(of flowing water) Carry (someone or something) in a particular direction
floods washed away the bridges
Be carried by flowing water
an oil slick washed up on the beaches
(esp. of waves) Sweep, move, or splash in a particular direction
the sea began to wash along the decks
(of a river, sea, or lake) Flow through or lap against (a country, coast, etc.)
offshore islands washed by warm blue seas
(of a feeling) Affect (someone) suddenly
a deep feeling of sadness washed over her
Occur all around without greatly affecting (someone)
she allowed the babble of conversation to wash over her
Sift metallic particles from (earth or gravel) by running water through it
Brush with a thin coat of diluted paint or ink
the walls were washed with shades of umber
Coat inferior metal with (a film of gold or silver from a solution)
Seem convincing or genuine
charm won't wash with this crew
An act of washing something or an instance of being washed
A quantity of clothes needing to be or just having been washed
she hung out her Tuesday wash
A medicinal or cleansing solution
The disturbed water or air behind a moving boat or aircraft or the sound made by this
the wash of a motorboat
The surging of water or breaking of waves or the sound made by this
the wash of waves on the pebbled beach
A layer of paint or metal spread thinly on a surface
the walls were covered with a pale lemon wash
Silt or gravel carried by a stream or river and deposited as sediment
A sandbank exposed only at low tide
(in the western US) A dry bed of a stream, typically in a ravine, that flows only seasonally
Kitchen slops and other food waste fed to pigs
Malt fermenting in preparation for distillation
A situation or result that is of no benefit to either of two opposing sides
the plan's impact on jobs would be a wash, creating as many as it costs
a thin coat of water-base paint
clean with some chemical process
the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
washout: 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"
WASH (97.1 FM) is a Clear Channel Communications radio station located in Washington, D.C.. Known on-air as "Wash-FM", the station has a adult contemporary format. The station also streams its broadcast on the Internet.
In the production of distilled beverages, the term wash is used to refer to the liquid produced by the fermentation step, which is the input to the distillation process which concentrates the alcohol.
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An arroyo, a Spanish word translated as brook, and also called a wash is usually a dry river, creek or [[stream bed]—gulch that temporarily or seasonally fills and flows after sufficient rain. Wadi is a similar term in Africa. In Spain, a rambla has a similar meaning to arroyo.
A wash is a painting technique in which a paint brush that is very wet with solvent and holds a small paint load is applied to a wet or dry support such as paper or primed or raw canvas. ...
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The process or an instance of washing or being washed by water or other liquid; A liquid used for washing; The quantity of clothes washed at a time; The sound of breaking of the seas, e.g. ...
(washing) The action of the verb to wash; Clothing, bed linen or soft furnishings that have been or are to be washed; The residue after an ore, etc, has been washed; the liquid used to wash an ore
(washy) Watery; damp; soft; Lacking substance or strength; weak; thin; dilute; feeble; Not firm or hardy; liable to sweat profusely with labour
(Washed) A method of removing foxing or staining by treatment of paper with a mild oxidizing agent.
(Washed) Wet processed beans.
Washes are the traditional terminology of adding diluted paint onto small areas to shade or emphasize subtle details and make it more pronounced. We add washes to deep recesses, or to details that will be lost once the basecoat and blending are done on a miniature. ...
(Washing) To dream that you are washing yourself, signifies that you pride yourself on the numberless liaisons you maintain. See Wash Bowl or Bathing.
(Washing) Chemical treatment of wool rugs that tones down the colors and gives the rug a soft texture. Sometimes imitates the effects of aging. Some purists believe that rugs should be allowed to age without the wash.
(Washing) To show that they are not taking any chips with them, croupiers always rub their hands over, known as 'washing', before leaving the table. See also 'Card Washing'
(washing) Rugs may be washed in chemical solutions to soften (bleach) colors and to increase the lustre of fibers.
(Washing) A shuffling technique where the dealer spreads the cards on the table & mixes them in a style resembling washing. After wards, the dealer proceeds to shuffle the cards in a more traditional style.
(WASHING) Any material that is considered worthless after the gold has been removed. (See Tailing)
(WASHING) Trying to clear up something; ridding yourself of negative feelings or thoughts; something that will become clear later on; something that is not logical or believable; being awash in emotions / If washing hair: Changing the way you think / If washing pubic area: Clearing negative ...