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noun 
  1. a lime and water mixture for painting walls and fences bright white.
Quotations
  • 1952: For walls plaster gave a smooth white surface; or if it was not sufficiently white, or had become discoloured, it could be brightened up with a coat of whitewash or paint. — L.F. Salzman, Building in England, p. 157.
    1. A victory without reply
verb 
  1. to paint over with a lime and water mixture so as to brighten up a wall or fence.
The houses looked very bright when they whitewashed the whole neighborhood.
  1. to cover over errors or bad actions.
In his sermon, the minister didn't try to whitewash over the sins of his church.
  1. (baseball) (slang) an 1800s baseball term meaning to hold a team pointless

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