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Awash

[ah-wahsh]
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noun
  1. a river in E Ethiopia, flowing NE through the Great Rift Valley to near the Djibouti border. 500 miles (805 km) long.
Also Ha·wash [hah-wahsh] /ˈhɑ wɑʃ/
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British Dictionary definitions for awash-river

awash

adverb, adjective (postpositive) nautical
  1. at a level even with the surface of the sea
  2. washed over by the waves
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Word Origin and History for awash-river

awash

adj.

1825, originally nautical, "on the level of, flush with," from a- (1) "on" + wash (n.). Figurative use by 1912.

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