Definitions of blackwash
  1. noun
    a wash that colors a surface black
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    type of:
    a thin coat of water-base paint
  2. verb
    color with blackwash
  3. noun
    a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
    synonyms: black lotion
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    type of:
    application, lotion
    liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin
  4. noun
    an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
    synonyms: assassination, character assassination
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    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
  5. verb
    bring (information) out of concealment
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    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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