- to disguise the source of (illegal or secret funds or profits), usually by transmittal through a foreign bank or a complex network of intermediaries.
- to disguise the true nature of (a transaction, operation, or the like) by routing money or goods through one or more intermediaries.
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He owns at least one tire repair shop, a cash-heavy business that makes it easy to invent receipts and launder money.The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico|Nick Romeo|August 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Such actions are, in a sense, allowing Switzerland to launder its reputation.
The waste steam puffed through a launder into the feed-cistern.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
Also he had towels for his own personal use and those he managed to launder, somehow.The Cinder Pond|Carroll Watson Rankin
For the mornings there must be several crisp, demure little frocks that are easy to launder.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2|Lillian Eichler Watson
In selecting the pieces of cretonne to be used, it is essential to employ only those that will launder well.Needlework Economies|Various
Laundress is formed by adding -ess to launder or laundre, the contracted form of lavender as here used.Chaucer's Works, Volume 3 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer