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[stohn-wosh, -wawsh]
verb (used with object)
  1. to wash (cloth) with pebbles or stones so as to give the appearance of wear.
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Origin of stonewash

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British Dictionary definitions for stonewashed


  1. (of new clothes or fabric, esp denim jeans) given a worn faded look by being subjected to the abrasive action of many small pieces of pumice
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