Definition - washes

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  1. make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"
  2. form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"
  3. 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"
  4. apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
  5. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  6. clean with some chemical process
  7. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"
  8. cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
  9. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
  10. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  11. separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
  12. a th

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