wet wash


: laundry returned damp and not ironed

Examples of wet wash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Far from being delicate, the process of hand laundering was taxing, requiring both outside contractors to dry clean and wet wash the clothes and owners to individually starch and then smooth the cotton shirts and beddings with 6-pound irons in air conditioner-less 90-degree weather. NBC news, 9 Oct. 2020 But the storm that blanketed Southern California in a gray wet wash on Monday, and the near-freezing temperatures that will follow later this week, are instead a harbinger of humanitarian disaster on city streets. Cora Currier, The New Republic, 15 Dec. 2021 This year’s Mardi Gras could have been a wet wash, but the Spirit of Carnival instead cavorted and cajoled in new and marvelous ways. al, 19 Feb. 2021 Freezing wet wash clothes in a baggie can help keep them extra cold in the cooler. Shelby Dermer, Cincinnati.com, 3 July 2018 Two bowls, one for flour mixture and one for wet wash. Ann Maloney, NOLA.com, 17 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wet wash was in 1916

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“Wet wash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wet%20wash. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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