washing

[ wosh-ing, waw-shing ]
/ ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋ /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. washery,
  2. washeteria,
  3. washfountain,
  4. washin,
  5. washiness,
  6. washing machine,
  7. washing powder,
  8. washing soda,
  9. washing-up,
  10. washington

Origin of washing

First recorded in 1175–1225, washing is from the Middle English word wasschunge. See wash, -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for washings

washing

/ (ˈwɒʃɪŋ) /

noun

articles that have been or are to be washed together on a single occasion
liquid in which an article has been washed
something, such as gold dust or metal ore, that has been obtained by washing
a thin coat of something applied in liquid form
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