blackwash

Primary Meanings of blackwash

1.
nv
a wash that colors a surface black
color with blackwash
2.
n
a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
3.
n
an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
4.
v
bring (information) out of concealment
Full Definitions of blackwash
1

n a wash that colors a surface black

Type of:
wash
a thin coat of water-base paint

v color with blackwash

2

n a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores

Synonyms:
black lotion
Type of:
application, lotion
liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
3

n an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation

Synonyms:
assassination, character assassination
Type of:
calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, obloquy, traducement
a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
4

v bring (information) out of concealment

Type of:
break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, reveal, unwrap
make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

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