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Definition of "washing" []

  • The act or process of one that washes. (noun)
  • Articles washed or intended to be washed at one time: the week's washing. (noun)
  • The residue after an ore or other material has been washed. (noun)
  • The liquid used to wash something. Often used in the plural. (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" in a sentence
  • "In the first twenty minutes this friend was there, I answered the door, found a vase for flowers, took two phone messages, brought up cups of tea, brought in the washing, hung out a second load of washing*, tidied the kitchen."
  • "Hint: it's not Currys (though Currys do pay for PPC on the term washing machines)"
  • "Take a look at this -- this is a-- what they call a washing machine."