Definition - washes

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washes
  1. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
  2. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  3. wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
  4. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  5. make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  6. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
  7. form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
  8. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
  9. 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"
  10. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  11. apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to

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