Definition - washes

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washes
  1. be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"
  2. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  3. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
  4. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
  5. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
  6. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  7. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  8. wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
  9. a thin coat of water-base paint
  10. make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  11. the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
  12. form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
  13. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  14. remove by the application of water or ot

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