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shampoo

Got dirty hair? Get yourself some shampoo and jump in the shower! Shampoo is soap made especially for washing hair.

Use shampoo for the liquid soap itself, or for the act of using it: "I don't have time for a shampoo, so I'll wear my favorite cowboy hat." It's also a verb: "I love the way my hair smells after I shampoo it!" You can also shampoo a carpet—or a dog. Shampoo originally meant "to massage," stemming from a Hindi root, champo, "press or knead muscles."

Definitions of shampoo
  1. noun
    cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair
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    type of:
    cleaner, cleanser, cleansing agent
    a preparation used in cleaning something
  2. noun
    the act of washing your hair with shampoo
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    type of:
    hair care, haircare, hairdressing
    care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair
  3. verb
    use shampoo on (hair)
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    types:
    condition
    apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
    type of:
    lave, wash
    cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
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