adjective \ə-ˈwsh, -ˈwäsh\

: flooded with or covered by water or another liquid

: floating in a large amount of water or another liquid

Full Definition of AWASH

a :  alternately covered and exposed by waves or tide
b :  washing about :  afloat
c :  covered with water :  flooded
:  filled, covered, or completely overrun as if by a flood <a movie awash in sentimentality>

Examples of AWASH

  1. The deck of the boat was almost awash.
  2. <the streets were awash from the heavy rains>

First Known Use of AWASH



geographical name \ˈä-ˌwäsh\

Definition of AWASH

river 500 miles (805 kilometers) E Ethiopia flowing NE
AWASH Defined for Kids


adjective \ə-ˈwsh, -ˈwäsh\

Definition of AWASH for Kids

:  flooded or covered with water or other liquid <The ship began to sink, her decks already awash.>


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