- Washed by the waves or tide; said of a rock or strip of shore, or of an anchor, etc., when flush with the surface of the water, so that the waves break over it.
#*1904, w:Jack_London|Jack London, The Sea-Wolf, ch. 39,
#*:The deck was continually awash with the sea which came inboard over the rail and through the scuppers.
- context|by extension Covered, overspread.
#*2005, Chris Ramirez, 2nd find excites museum diggers," The Arizona Republic, 26 Aug,
#*:The Valley landscape was more awash with greenery some 11,000 years ago.
Finnish: vesirajassa (literally: at the waterline)