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washing machine

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  1. an apparatus, especially a household appliance, for washing clothing, linens, etc.
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Origin of washing machine

First recorded in 1790–1800
Also called washer.
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washing machine

  1. a mechanical apparatus, usually powered by electricity, for washing clothing, linens, etc
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