washing

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

washing (countable and uncountable, plural washings)

  1. (uncountable) The action of the verb to wash
  2. (uncountable, chiefly UK, New Zealand) Clothing, bed linen or soft furnishings that have been, are currently being, or are to be washed; laundry.
    • My mother used to do the washing on a Monday
  3. (countable, often in the plural) The residue after an ore, etc, has been washed
    • The washings have a higher concentration of metal
  4. the liquid used to wash an ore

Synonyms[edit]

  • (articles that have been or are to be washed): laundry (especially US)

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Verb[edit]

washing

  1. Present participle of wash.