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wash

noun

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  1. spongy land saturated or partially covered with water an invasive species threatening the plants native to the region's washes Synonyms bog, fen, marsh, marshland, mire, moor, morass, muskeg, slough (also slew or slue), swampland, swamp, wetlandRelated Words swale; quagmire; guck (or gook), muck, mud, ooze, slime, slop, sludge, slush


wash

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of wash

  1. 1 to flow along or against crystal-clear waters gently wash the island's unspoiled beaches Synonyms bathe, lap, lave, lip, splash Related Words bubble, gurgle, plash, ripple, slosh

  2. 2 to withstand scrutiny and gain acceptance or approval the employee's story about missing the bus didn't wash with her manager Synonyms fly, hold up, pass, stand up Related Words get through, go down, go over, go through, play, take, work Phrases hold water, pass muster

  3. 3 to flow in a broken irregular stream soapy water washing down the drain Synonyms bubble, dribble, guggle, lap, plash, ripple, splash, trickle, gurgleRelated Words eddy, purl, swirl; swash, swish, swoosh, whish; drip, drop; gush, jet, rush, spew, spout, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms runAntonyms pour, roll, stream

  4. 4 to make wet rain washed the countryside for days on end Synonyms bathe, bedraggle, douse (also dowse), drench, drown, soak, sodden, sop, souse, wet, water, waterlog, water-soak, wet downRelated Words asperse, bedew, damp, dampen, drizzle, humidify, hydrate, mist, moisten, moisturize, shower, sprinkle; deluge, flood, hose (down), inundate, overflow; submerge, swamp; splash; impregnate, saturate, steep; flush, irrigate, lave, rinse, slosh, sluice; dip, duck, dunk; rehydrate, rewash, rewetNear Antonyms dewater, evaporate, freeze-dry; drip-dry, wring; dehumidifyAntonyms dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, scorch, sear

  5. 5 to pour liquid over or through in order to cleanse washed the baby's hair Synonyms irrigate, rinse, sluice, flush, wash outRelated Words deluge, engulf, flood, inundate, swamp; flow, gush, rush, stream; douche, hose; drench, saturate, soak; douse (also dowse), slosh, splash

  6. 6 to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly she absentmindedly washed her tea by tipping her cup, until the honey was at last mixed in Synonyms agitate, churn, swirl, stir, whirlRelated Words beat, paddle, whip, whisk; reel, shake, wheel


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