washing

Definitions of washing
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n the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

Synonyms:
lavation, wash
Types:
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bathing, washup
the act of washing yourself (or another person)
ablution
the ritual washing of a priest's hands or of sacred vessels
dishwashing, washup
the act of washing dishes
washing-up
the washing of dishes etc after a meal
window-washing
the activity of washing windows
rinse
washing lightly without soap
soak, soaking
washing something by allowing it to soak
laundering
washing clothes and bed linens
shower, shower bath
washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
bath
you soak and wash your body in a bathtub
sponge bath
you wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtub
Turkish bath, steam bath, vapor bath, vapour bath
you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower
Type of:
work
activity directed toward making or doing something

n garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

Synonyms:
laundry, wash, washables
Type of:
garment
an article of clothing
household linen, white goods
drygoods for household use that are typically made of white cloth

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