Definition of WASHES

noun : WASHES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a thin coat of water-base paint ;

  • 3. (

    ) the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon) ;

  • 4. (

    ) the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway); "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other ;

  • 8. (

    ) any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash" ;

verb : WASHES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!" ;

  • 4. (

    ) move by or as if by water; "The swollen river washed away the footbridge" ;

  • 5. (

    ) be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?" ;

  • 6. (

    ) admit to testing or proof; "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court" ;

  • 7. (

    ) separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals) ;

  • 8. (

    ) apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to ;

  • 9. (

    ) remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent; "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" ;

  • 10. (

    ) form by erosion; "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside" ;

  • 13. (

    ) to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day" ;


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