Definition - washes

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  1. the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
  2. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  3. 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"
  4. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
  5. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  6. wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
  7. make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  8. form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
  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. apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
  11. clean with some chemic

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