washing

noun wash·ing \ ˈwȯ-shiŋ , ˈwä- \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of washing

1 :the act or action of one that cleanses with water
2 :material obtained by washing
3 :articles washed or to be washed :wash

Examples of washing in a Sentence

  1. These shirts will look great even after repeated washings.

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First Known Use of washing

13th century



WASHING Defined for English Language Learners

washing

noun

Definition of washing for English Language Learners

  • : an act of washing something with water and soap

  • : clothes, towels, sheets, etc., that need to be washed or that are being washed



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