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imp. & p. p.
of Wash
p. pr. & vb. n.
of Wash
v. t.
To cleanse by ablution, or dipping or rubbing in water; to apply water or other liquid to for the purpose of cleansing; to scrub with water, etc., or as with water; as, to wash the hands or body; to wash garments; to wash sheep or wool; to wash the pavement or floor; to wash the bark of trees.
v. t.
To cover with water or any liquid; to wet; to fall on and moisten; hence, to overflow or dash against; as, waves wash the shore.
v. t.
To waste or abrade by the force of water in motion; as, heavy rains wash a road or an embankment.
v. t.
To remove by washing to take away by, or as by, the action of water; to drag or draw off as by the tide; -- often with away, off, out, etc.; as, to wash dirt from the hands.
v. t.
To cover with a thin or watery coat of color; to tint lightly and thinly.
v. t.
To overlay with a thin coat of metal; as, steel washed with silver.
v. i.
To perform the act of ablution.
v. i.
To clean anything by rubbing or dipping it in water; to perform the business of cleansing clothes, ore, etc., in water.
v. i.
To bear without injury the operation of being washed; as, some calicoes do not wash.
v. i.
To be wasted or worn away by the action of water, as by a running or overflowing stream, or by the dashing of the sea; -- said of road, a beach, etc.
n.
The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once.
n.
A piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and sometimes left dry; the shallowest part of a river, or arm of the sea; also, a bog; a marsh; a fen; as, the washes in Lincolnshire.
n.
Substances collected and deposited by the action of water; as, the wash of a sewer, of a river, etc.
n.
Waste liquid, the refuse of food, the collection from washed dishes, etc., from a kitchen, often used as food for pigs.
n.
The fermented wort before the spirit is extracted.
n.
A mixture of dunder, molasses, water, and scummings, used in the West Indies for distillation.
n.
That with which anything is washed, or wetted, smeared, tinted, etc., upon the surface.
n.
A liquid cosmetic for the complexion.

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