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Definition of "washing machine" [washing machine]

  • A usually automatic machine for washing clothes and linens. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "washing machine" in a sentence
  • "Fifteen minutes later she stalked out of her room, bracing herself for a snide remark, and surprised Blake MacLeod delving in the laundry basket which sat on the washing machine at the far end of the kitchen."
  • "Then everyone swarmed over to have their picture taken with the washing machine and dryer and the bottle of detergent that kept tipping over and the dog-drawn laundry basket that kept doing yoga."
  • "Pischel stresses regardless of the rain, people should practice water-saving habits such as running full loads in the dishwasher and washing machine and keeping showers short."
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