WASHING is one way of
cleaning, namely with waterand often some kind of soapor detergent. Washing is an essential part of good hygieneand health.
Often people use soaps and detergents assist in the
emulsificationof oils and dirt particles so they can be washed away.
People usually wash themselves periodically. Little children, the sick, and people with disabilities may be washed by a
caregiver. Often a showeror a bathtubis used for persons washing themselves or others. Showers or baths are commonly taken in the nudeand often in private.
Europe, some people use a bidetto wash their private parts after using the toilet.
More frequent is washing of just the
hands, e.g. before and after preparing food and eating, after using the toilet, after handling something dirty, etc. Hand washingis important in reducing the spread of germs.Fact|date=February 2007
Brushing one's teeth is also a kind of washing.
Washing also refers to
laundry, often hung on a washing lineor tumble dried. Washing also refers to washing our faces when we rise in the morning. We also wash our face often to keep ourselves cool.
laundry symbols, washing machine
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