prewash

verb
pre·​wash | \ ˌprē-ˈwȯsh How to pronounce prewash (audio) , -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 How to pronounce prewash (audio) , -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

Other Words from prewash

Verb

prewashed \ ˌprē-​ˈwȯsht How to pronounce prewash (audio) , -​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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The first known use of prewash was in 1902

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“Prewash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prewash. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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