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'wash' - used as a noun
1. a thin coat of water-base paint
2. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
3. the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
4. the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
5. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
6. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
7. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
8. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash

'wash' - used as a verb
9. clean with some chemical process
10. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
11. cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
Wash the towels, please!
12. move by or as if by water
The swollen river washed away the footbridge
13. be capable of being washed
Does this material wash?
14. admit to testing or proof
This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court
15. separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
16. apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
17. remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
he washed the dirt from his coat
The nurse washed away the blood
Can you wash away the spots on the windows?
he managed to wash out the stains
18. form by erosion
The river washed a ravine into the mountainside
19. make moist
20. wash or flow against
21. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
The cat washes several times a day

derived forms
1. Wash / Plural
washes
2. Wash / Past
washed
3. Wash / Third Person
washes
4. Wash / Present Participle
washing
Variations of 'wash'
 
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The windiest place in the world is Mount Washington, New Hampshire, USA. The highest wind was on April 12, 1934 when it reached 231 mph.