lavagem

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lavar (to wash) +‎ -agem. Compare Spanish lavaje, Catalan llavatge, French lavage, Italian lavaggio.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /lɐˈva.ʒɐ̃j̃/
    • (Central Portugal) IPA(key): /lɐˈva.ʒẽj̃/
    • (Southern Portugal) IPA(key): /lɐˈva.ʒẽj̃/

Noun[edit]

lavagem f (plural lavagens)

  1. washing, rinsing
  2. slops, dishwater
  3. food fed to animals, especially pigs
  4. (figuratively) low-quality or poorly prepared food; slop
    Synonyms: gororoba, grude