Definition - washes

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washes
  1. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  2. move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"
  3. a thin coat of water-base paint
  4. admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"
  5. the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
  6. be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"
  7. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  8. 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"
  9. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
  10. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  11. wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
  12. make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  13. form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine i

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