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SYNONYMS FOR wash

4 bedew.
5 bathe.
24 ablution, cleansing, bathing.

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Idioms for wash

    come out in the wash,
    1. to have a good or satisfactory result; turn out eventually: The situation may look hopeless now, but it will all come out in the wash.
    2. to be revealed; become known.
    wash one's hands of. hand (def. 91).

Origin of wash

First recorded before 900; Middle English verb washen, Old English wascan (cognate with Dutch wasschen, German waschen, Old Norse vaska ), from Proto-Germanic watskan, equivalent to wat- (root of water) + -sk- verb suffix + -an infinitive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM wash

pre·wash, noun, verb (used with object)re·wash, verbun·der·wash, verbwell-washed, adjective

Definition for wash (2 of 3)

Wash
[ wosh, wawsh ]
/ wɒʃ, wɔʃ /

noun

The, a shallow bay of the North Sea, on the coast of E England. 20 miles (32 km) long; 15 miles (24 km) wide.

Definition for wash (3 of 3)

Wash.

abbreviation

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British Dictionary definitions for wash (1 of 3)

wash
/ (wɒʃ) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for wash

Old English wæscan, waxan; related to Old High German wascan; see water

British Dictionary definitions for wash (2 of 3)

Wash
/ (wɒʃ) /

noun

the Wash a shallow inlet of the North Sea on the E coast of England, between Lincolnshire and Norfolk

British Dictionary definitions for wash (3 of 3)

Wash.

abbreviation for

Washington
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Medical definitions for wash

wash
[ wŏsh ]

v.

To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing.
To make moist or wet.

n.

The act or process of cleansing or washing.
A solution used to cleanse or bathe a part.
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Idioms and Phrases with wash

wash

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