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noun (washes)
  1. The process or an instance of washing or being washed by water.
  2. The quantity of clothes washed at a time.
  3. The sound of breaking of the seas e.g. on the shore.
  4. The wake of a moving ship.
  5. The turbulence left in the air by a moving airplane.
  6. A lotion with medicinal or hygienic properties.
    • Mouthwash
      1. Ground washed away to the sea or a river.
      2. A shallow body of water.
      3. (rfv-sense) In arid and semi-arid regions, the normally dry bed of an intermittent or ephemeral stream; an arroyo; wadi
    • 1997 Stanley Desmond Smith, et al. Physiological Ecology of North American Desert Plants, Nature
    • :In some desert- systems (which have been termed "xero-riparian")
    • 1999 Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert
    • :" though the may carry surface water for only a few hours a year.
    • 2005 Le Hayes Pilgrims in the Desert: The Early History of the East Mojave Desert
    • :Rock Spring Wash continues a short distance then joins Watson Wash. Water from Rock Spring comes out of the boulder strewn and disappears into the sand
      1. A lack of progress or regress; no change
      ''His first week at the new job was a , since he spent so much time learning the system instead of using it. <!--is there a corresponding verb sense?--No, AFAIK>
verb (wash, es)
  1. To clean with water.
  2. To move by the force of water in motion (as in the flood washed away houses).
  3. (mining) To separate valuable material (such as gold) from worthless material by the action of flowing water.
  4. (intransitive) To clean oneself with water.
  5. (intransitive) To be eroded or carried away by the action of water.
     
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noun (pl=washings, -)
  1. (uncountable) the action of the noun to wash
  2. (context, uncountable, UK) clothing, bed linen or soft furnishings that have been or are to be washed
    • My mother used to do the on a Monday
    • (context, countable, often in the plural) the residue after an ore, etc, has been washed
    • The washings have a higher concentration of metal
    • the liquid used to wash an ore
verb 
  1. (present participle of, wash)
     
working Tweet Definition of working Like Definition of working on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, usually plural) The action of the verb to work.
verb 
  1. (present participle of, work)
Leave him alone, he's .
adjective category:English adjectives
  1. That is or are functioning.
a working ventilator
  1. That suffices but requires additional work.
a working copy of the script
  1. In paid employment.
working mothers
  1. Of or relating to employment.
the working week
  1. Enough to allow one to use something.
a working knowledge of computers
     
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noun 
  1. in machining, woodworking, etc., the raw material or partially finished piece that is shaped by performing various operations
    Make sure the is properly secured in the chuck before turning on the lathe.
     
wrought iron Tweet Definition of wrought iron Like Definition of wrought iron on Facebook
noun 
  1. A tough, malleable, ductile form of iron that is not cast, suitable for welding.
     

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