verb (used with object), laved, lav·ing.
verb (used without object), laved, lav·ing.
Words nearby lave
Origin of lave1
OTHER WORDS FROM laveun·laved, adjectiveun·lav·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for laving
An article of bedroom furniture conveniently formed for laving the lower part of the body.
Reaching over the side-rail, I filled the vessel with water for the purpose of laving my hands and face.The Smoky God|Willis George Emerson
The cook had filled a basin with boiling water and was laving Tioka's wounds, while he screamed with the redoubled pain.Marie Tarnowska|Annie Vivanti
The shock of the cold, and the sense of the running current laving his limbs, restored him in a measure to himself.The Waters of Edera|Louise de la Rame, a.k.a. Ouida
While Perky and Leary were fashioning a litter he knelt beside the Governor, laving his face with water from the brook.Blacksheep! Blacksheep!|Meredith Nicholson