Definition - washes

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washes
  1. separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
  2. move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
  3. admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
  4. be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"
  5. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
  6. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  7. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  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"
  9. wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
  10. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
  11. make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  12. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  13. form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
  14. a thin co

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