washing

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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, bedlinen 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.
  5. A place where a precious metal found in gravel is separated from lighter material by washing.
    the gold-washings, or silver-washings
  6. A thin covering or coat.
    a washing of silver
  7. (stock exchange) A fraudulent transaction in which the same stock is simultaneously bought and sold for the purpose of manipulating the market.
  8. (pottery) The covering of a piece with an infusible powder, which prevents it from sticking to its supports, while receiving the glaze.

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.