[stohn-wosh, -wawsh]

verb (used with object)

to wash (cloth) with pebbles or stones so as to give the appearance of wear.

Origin of stonewash Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for stonewashed



(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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