Definition - washes

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washes
  1. 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"
  2. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
  3. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  4. wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
  5. make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  6. form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
  7. 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"
  8. apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
  9. clean with some chemical process
  10. cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
  11. the work of cleansing (usually with soap

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