awash

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adjective \ə-ˈwȯsh, -ˈwäsh\

Definition of awash

  1. 1a :  alternately covered and exposed by waves or tideb :  washing about :  afloatc :  covered with water :  flooded

  2. 2 :  filled, covered, or completely overrun as if by a flood <a movie awash in sentimentality>

Examples of awash in a sentence

  1. The deck of the boat was almost awash.

  2. <the streets were awash from the heavy rains>

1801

First Known Use of awash

1801


Awash

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geographical name \ˈä-ˌwäsh\

Definition of Awash

  1. river 500 miles (805 kilometers) long in eastern Ethiopia flowing northeast



AWASH Defined for English Language Learners

awash

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adjective \ə-ˈwȯsh, -ˈwäsh\

Definition of awash for English Language Learners

  • : flooded with or covered by water or another liquid

  • : floating in a large amount of water or another liquid


AWASH Defined for Kids

awash

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adjective \ə-ˈwȯsh, -ˈwäsh\

Definition of awash for Students

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



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