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hand-washing

or hand·wash·ing

[ hand-wosh-ing, -wawsh‐ ]
/ ˈhændˌwɒʃ ɪŋ, -ˌwɔʃ‐ /
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noun
the act or activity of laundering something by hand.
the act or activity of washing one’s hands.
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Origin of hand-washing

First recorded in 1790–95; hand + washing
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