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prewash

verb pre·wash \ ˌprē-ˈwȯsh , -ˈwäsh , chiefly Midland also -ˈwȯrsh or -ˈwärsh \
variants: or pre-wash

Definition of prewash

prewashed or pre-washed; prewashing or pre-washing
: to wash (something) prior to sale, use, etc.
  • prewash a sweater before wearing it
  • The vegetables are prewashed before they are packaged and sold.

prewashed

play \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

1926

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prewash

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

Definition of prewash

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

First Known Use of prewash

1902

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