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dishwashing

[dish-wosh-ing, -waw-shing] /ˈdɪʃˌwɒʃ ɪŋ, -ˌwɔ ʃɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of washing dishes.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or intended for washing dishes:
different brands of dishwashing liquid.
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  • The Pote finished his dishwashing and joined us, pulling on an old Tuxedo jacket.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service
  • dishwashing, scouring and cleaning of every description were done by machinery.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • His needs were few, and there should be dishwashing jobs, at least, somewhere in the city.

    Victory Lester del Rey
  • She turned back to her dish-pan and fell with great vigor to her dishwashing.

    Hester's Counterpart Jean K. Baird
  • You'd better not mention the dishwashing; that's what made him cross.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • But in her observatory she had no need to think of dishwashing.

    Growing Up Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • She ate no supper; she did not sing at all over the dishwashing.

  • dishwashing by electricity is another labor-saver three times a day.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • Yes, I know, but they must devote their minds to cooking and dishwashing.

    Almost a Woman Mary Wood-Allen
  • You looked at hers, and then you looked at yours; you sighed and thought, "It's dishwashing."

    Business English

    Rose Buhlig

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