Definition - washes

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  1. separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
  2. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  3. move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
  4. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
  5. admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
  6. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
  7. be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"
  8. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  9. a thin coat of water-base paint
  10. the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
  11. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  12. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
  13. the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by

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