prewash

verb
pre·wash | \ ˌprē-ˈwȯsh , -ˈwäsh , chiefly Midland also -ˈwȯrsh or -ˈwärsh \
variants: or pre-wash
prewashed or pre-washed; prewashing or pre-washing

Definition of prewash 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to wash (something) prior to sale, use, etc. prewash a sweater before wearing it The vegetables are prewashed before they are packaged and sold.

prewash

adjective
pre·wash | \ ˈprē-ˌwȯsh , -ˌwäsh , chiefly Midland also -ˌwȯrsh or -ˌwärsh \
variants: or pre-wash

Definition of prewash (Entry 2 of 2)

: done or used before washing something a prewash stain remover the machine's prewash cycle

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Verb

prewashed \ˌprē-ˈwȯsht, -ˈwäsht, chiefly Midland also-ˈwȯrsht or-ˈwärsht \ adjective
a pair of prewashed jeans bought a bag of prewashed spinach

First Known Use of prewash

Verb

1926, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1902, in the meaning defined above

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