hand-washing

or hand·wash·ing

[ hand-wosh-ing, -wawsh‐ ]
/ ˈhændˌwɒʃ ɪŋ, -ˌwɔʃ‐ /

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for hand-washing

  • The old and slow process of hand-washing has given way, in this age of labor-saving machinery, to more economical methods.

    American Pomology|J. A. Warder