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Part of Speech(动) verb, (及物的动) transitive verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb, (名) noun
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(名) As a noun
  1. The work of cleansing (usually with soap and water).
  2. Any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out.
    • Garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering.
    • A watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other.
    • A thin coat of water-base paint.
      • The dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon).
      • The flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller.
      • The erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway).
      (动) As a verb
      1. To cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking.
        • Cleanse (one's body) with soap and water.
        • Wash or flow against.
        • Make moist.
        • Form by erosion.
          • Remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent.
          • Apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to.
            • Clean with some chemical process.
            • Cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water.
            • Separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals).
              • Move by or as if by water.
              • Admit to testing or proof.
              • Be capable of being washed.
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