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Hlantswa - Wash

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Definition of wash
- Wash n
- A thin coat of water-base paint
- The work of cleansing (usually with soap and water) [syn: {washing}, {lavation}]
- The dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon) [syn: {dry 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" [syn: {washout}]
- The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller [syn: {slipstream}, {airstream}, {race}, {backwash}]
- A watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other [syn: {wash drawing}]
- Garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering [syn: {laundry}, {washing}, {washables}]
- 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
- Clean with some chemical process [syn: {rinse}]
- Cleanse (one's body) with soap and water [syn: {lave}]
- Cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!" [syn: {launder}]
- Move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
- Be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"
- Admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
- Separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
- Apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
- 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 out}, {wash off}, {wash away}]
- Form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
- Make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows" [syn: {moisten}, {dampen}]
- Wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore" [syn: {lave}, {lap}]
- To cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
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