blackwash

1 of 2

transitive verb

1
: to color with blackwash
2
: defame entry 1 sense 2
contrasted with whitewash

black wash

2 of 2

noun

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1
: a lotion of calomel and lime water used on syphilitic sores

called also black lotion

2
usually blackwash
a
: a wash that colors a surface black compare whitewash
3
: a wash of blacking and other ingredients used for coating foundry molds and cores to prevent their being burned by the molten metal

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“Blackwash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackwash. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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