washing
noun Date: 13th century 1. the act or action of one that cleanses with water 2. material obtained by washing 3. articles washed or to be washed ; wash

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  • washing — Wash Wash, n. 1. The act of washing; an ablution; a cleansing, wetting, or dashing with water; hence, a quantity, as of clothes, washed at once. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of ground washed by the action of a sea or river, or sometimes covered and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • washing — wash|ing S2 [ˈwɔʃıŋ US ˈwo: , ˈwa: ] n [singular, U] BrE clothes that need to be washed, are being washed, or have just been washed American Equivalent: wash ▪ I really must do the washing (=wash the dirty clothes) this afternoon. ▪ Could you put …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • washing — [[t]wɒ̱ʃɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Washing is a collection of clothes, sheets, and other things which are waiting to be washed, are being washed, or have just been washed. ...plastic bags full of dirty washing... They were anxious to bring the washing in… …   English dictionary

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