laundering has definitions from the field of work
[ noun ] (work) washing clothes and bed linens

Used in print

(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)

Early in the war it was not uncommon for planters ' sons to retain in camp Negro `` body_servants '' to perform the menial chores such_as cooking , foraging , cleaning the quarters , shining shoes , and laundering clothes .

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