wash has definitions from the fields of work,business,clothing,fine art,color,geography,mining,geology
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[ verb ] clean with some chemical process

Synonyms

rinse

Used in print

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

The red_cells were used within 2 days after donation and were washed with large amounts of saline before use .

The cells were washed three times with saline , anti human serum was added , the cells were resuspended , and the mixture was centrifuged at 1000 rpm for 1 min and examined for agglutination .

The cells were then washed three times with saline and resuspended to 2 % in saline .

At the end of the run , the strips in the third and sixth positions in each chamber were dried , stained for 1 hr , washed and dried , while the other strips were maintained in a horizontal position at 1 ` C .

(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)

The precipitate was washed twice with an 80 % saturated solution of * * f , dissolved in a small quantity of 0.1 M neutral phosphate buffer , dialyzed against cold distilled_water till free from ammonium_ions , and lyophilized using liquid_nitrogen .

Related terms

elute laundry rinse washer

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[ verb ] cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

Synonyms

lave

Used in print

(Richard S. Prather, "The Bawdy Beautiful," Cavalier...)

I was loaded with suds when I ran_away , and I have n't had a chance to wash it off .

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[ verb ] cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water

Synonyms

launder

Examples

"Wash the towels, please!"

Used in print

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

These widely advertised products , which are used primarily for washing clothes , are based on high-sudsing , synthetic organic actives ( sodium alkylbenzenesulfonates ) and contain up_to 50 % by weight of sodium_tripolyphosphate or a mixture of sodium_tripolyphosphate and tetrasodium_pyrophosphate .

This is best demonstrated by practical washing tests in which cloth articles are repeatedly washed with the same detergent formulation .

Soil redeposition is evaluated by washing clean swatches with the dirty ones .

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

They did washing .

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

Argiento had been trained so rigorously by the Jesuits that Michelangelo was unable to change his habits : up before dawn to scrub the floors , whether they were dirty or not ; water boiling on the fire for washing laundry every_day , the pots scoured with river sand after each meal .

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[ noun ] (color) a thin coat of water-base paint

Used in print

(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)

What I have observed time_and_time_again is a process of integration , integration that begins as abstract design and gradually takes_on recognizable form ; color patterns that are made to weave throughout the whole composition ; and that over_all , amazing control of large washes which is the Mason stylemark .

From this point , I paint in as direct a manner as possible , by flowing on the washes with as pure a color mixture as I can manage .

In my studio I work at a tilt-top_table , but leave the paper unfixed so that I can move it freely to control the washes .

`` In_addition_to the usual tools , I make constant use of cleansing tissue , not_only to wipe my brushes , but to mop_up certain areas , to soften edges , and to open_up lights in dark washes .

I also use a small electric hand_blower to dry large washes in the studio .

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[ noun ] (work) the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

Synonyms

washing

Used in print

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

A good formulation will keep the clothes clean and white after many washings ; whereas , with a poor formulation , the clothes exhibit a build-up of `` tattle-tale_grey '' and dirty spots - sometimes with bad results even after the first wash .

Also given are several laboratory wash procedures in general use .

The soiled fabrics used for rapid testing of detergent formulations are made in such a way that only part of the soil is removed by even the best detergent formulation in a single wash .

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[ noun ] the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

Synonyms

lavation washing

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[ noun ] (western United States) the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)

Synonyms

dry_wash

Used in print

(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)

Gradually the wash climbed upward , forcing him toward open range .

He clambered out of the dwindling wash , the loose dirt flying behind him , and flashed a look about .

Related terms

streambed West

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[ verb ] move by or as if by water

Examples

"The swollen river washed away the footbridge"

Used in print

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

A tsunami in the Hawaiian_Islands in 1869 washed away an entire town ( Ponoluu ) , leaving only two forlorn trees standing where the community had been .

Related terms

move

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[ verb ] (mining) separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

Related terms

separate pan rinse

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[ verb ] move by or as if by water

Examples

"The swollen river washed away the footbridge"

Related terms

travel move cover whitewash

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[ verb ] to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking, as of a cat

Examples

"The cat washes several times a day"

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cleanse washing

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[ verb ] admit to testing or proof

Examples

"This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"

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stand

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[ verb ] form by erosion

Examples

: "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"

Related terms

erode

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[ verb ] make moist

Synonyms

moisten dampen

Examples

"The dew moistened the meadows"

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[ noun ] (fine art) a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other

Synonyms

wash_drawing

Related terms

watercolor

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 8337
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[ verb ] apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to

Related terms

cover whitewash

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[ verb ] be capable of being washed

Examples

"Does this material wash?"

Related terms

be washing

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[ verb ] remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

Examples

: "he washed the dirt from his coat" "The nurse washed away the blood" "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?" "he managed to wash out the stains"

Related terms

remove wash_out

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[ noun ] the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

Related terms

flow

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[ noun ] (geology) the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)

Synonyms

washout

Examples

"from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"

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[ verb ] wash or flow against

Synonyms

lave lap

Examples

"the waves laved the shore"

Related terms

flow

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[ noun ] (clothing) garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

Related terms

garment white_goods

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[ noun ] (business) any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out

Examples

"at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"

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