blackwash

transitive verb

Definition of blackwash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

black wash

noun
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Definition of black wash (Entry 2 of 2)

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 12 Aug. 2020.

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