bewash

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- +‎ wash.

Verb[edit]

bewash (third-person singular simple present bewashes, present participle bewashing, simple past and past participle bewashed)

  1. (transitive, rare) To wash all over; drench with water.
    • 1901, Three northern love stories and other tales
      " [] And me no more shall any Gold glittering of the maidens Henceforth, in all my life-days, In ashen bath bewash me."
    • Herrick
      Let the maids bewash the men.