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Definition of "whitewashed" []

  • A substance used for whitening walls and other surfaces, consisting of a suspension of lime or whiting in water, often with other substances, such as size, added (noun)
  • Deceptive or specious words or actions intended to conceal defects, gloss over failings, etc (noun)
  • A defeat in a sporting contest in which the loser is beaten in every match, game, etc in a series (noun)
  • To cover or whiten with whitewash (verb)
  • To conceal, gloss over, or suppress (verb)
  • To defeat (an opponent or opposing team) by winning every match in a series (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of whitewash. (verb)

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  • Of or pertaining to a fence or wall that has been painted with the temporary paint whitewash. (adjective)

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Use "whitewashed" in a sentence
  • "Court last week, and was what they call whitewashed, I believe."
  • "Ragland's son, went through the Court last week, and was what they call whitewashed, I believe."
  • "After years of living in whitewashed churches, it can be depressing to stare at the blank walls and abstract art and wonder what sort of decorations have been obliterated in the name of spartan simplicity."
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