[muh-sheen-wosh, -wawsh]

verb (used with or without object)

to launder by washing machine rather than by hand.

Origin of machine-wash

First recorded in 1955–60
Related formsma·chine-wash·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of machine-washable

  • The resulting Wool Runners were comfortable, eco-friendly, machine-washable, and super cute—and sold out almost immediately.

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    The Coolest Fashion Innovations of 2014

    Raquel Laneri

    December 18, 2014