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Synonyms for wash
wɒʃ, wɔʃwash

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wash

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    Synonyms:
    brush, clean, cleanse, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, sweep, wipe

    Antonyms:
    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Preposition:
    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wash

    Synonyms:
    lave, cleanse, bathe, rinse, absterge

    Antonyms:
    soil, foul, contaminate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. washnoun

    a thin coat of water-base paint

    Synonyms:
    backwash, airstream, wash drawing, washout, lavation, washables, laundry, slipstream, race, dry wash, washing

  2. wash, washing, lavationnoun

    the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

    Synonyms:
    backwash, airstream, wash drawing, washout, lavation, washables, laundry, slipstream, race, dry wash, washing

  3. wash, dry washnoun

    the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)

    Synonyms:
    backwash, airstream, wash drawing, washout, lavation, washables, laundry, slipstream, race, dry wash, washing

  4. washout, washnoun

    the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)

    "from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water"

    Synonyms:
    flop, backwash, airstream, wash drawing, washout, lavation, dud, laundry, washables, slipstream, race, dry wash, washing

  5. slipstream, airstream, race, backwash, washnoun

    the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

    Synonyms:
    backwash, wake, wash drawing, airstream, race, washout, subspecies, washables, dry wash, laundry, slipstream, raceway, lavation, aftermath, washing

  6. wash, wash drawingnoun

    a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other

    Synonyms:
    backwash, airstream, wash drawing, washout, lavation, washables, laundry, slipstream, race, dry wash, washing

  7. laundry, wash, washing, washablesnoun

    garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

    Synonyms:
    backwash, airstream, wash drawing, washout, lavation, washables, laundry, slipstream, race, dry wash, washing

  8. washverb

    any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out

    "at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash"

    Synonyms:
    backwash, airstream, wash drawing, washout, lavation, washables, laundry, slipstream, race, dry wash, washing

  9. wash, rinseverb

    clean with some chemical process

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, gargle, lap, wash off, rinse off, launder, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

  10. wash, laveverb

    cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, lap, wash off, wash up, launder, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

  11. wash, launderverb

    cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water

    "Wash the towels, please!"

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, lap, wash off, launder, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

  12. washverb

    move by or as if by water

    "The swollen river washed away the footbridge"

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, lap, wash off, launder, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

  13. washverb

    be capable of being washed

    "Does this material wash?"

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, lap, wash off, launder, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

  14. washverb

    admit to testing or proof

    "This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court"

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, lap, wash off, launder, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

  15. washverb

    separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, lap, wash off, launder, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

  16. washverb

    apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, lap, wash off, launder, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

  17. wash, wash out, wash off, wash awayverb

    remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent

    "he washed the dirt from his coat"; "The nurse washed away the blood"; "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains"

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, lap, wash off, launder, rain out, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

  18. washverb

    form by erosion

    "The river washed a ravine into the mountainside"

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, lap, wash off, launder, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

  19. moisten, wash, dampenverb

    make moist

    "The dew moistened the meadows"

    Synonyms:
    rinse, dull, lave, launder, mute, muffle, moisten, wash out, stifle, weaken, drizzle, soften, lap, wash off, deaden, wash away, damp, dampen, tone down, break

  20. lave, lap, washverb

    wash or flow against

    "the waves laved the shore"

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, swosh, lap, wash away, wash up, lap up, swoosh, lick, swish, lave, wash off, launder, moisten, dampen

  21. washverb

    to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking

    "The cat washes several times a day"

    Synonyms:
    rinse, wash out, lap, wash off, launder, lave, wash away, moisten, dampen

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. washverb

    Synonyms:
    cleanse by ablution

  2. washverb

    Synonyms:
    wet, moisten, bathe, lave

  3. washverb

    Synonyms:
    stain, tint, color

  4. washverb

    Synonyms:
    overlay (with a thin coat of metal), cover

  5. washverb

    Synonyms:
    perform ablution

  6. washnoun

    Synonyms:
    ABLUTION, lavation, washing, bathing

  7. washnoun

    Synonyms:
    bog, marsh, fen, quagmire, slough, morass, swamp

  8. washnoun

    Synonyms:
    lotion

  9. washnoun

    Synonyms:
    thin coating

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. washnoun

    Synonyms:
    lotion

  2. washverb

    Synonyms:
    lave, bathe, absterge, foment, rinse, launder

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. WASH

    Synonyms:
    Warfarin-Aspirin Study of Heart failure

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How to use wash in a sentence?

  1. Farmer Larry Fladager:

    It’s a real nuisance. And for some it could become a real health issue, ca n’t drink, ca n’t shower, ca n’t wash your clothes.

  2. Liu Zhanyu at DouMiYouPin:

    We have to get up at 8:30 a.m. because all our co-workers come to work at 9:30 and we wash in the same bathroom everyone uses.

  3. Rochelle Walensky:

    The emergence of variants underscores the need for public health action. First, get vaccinated when it's your turn, second, wear a mask. Practice social distancing and wash your hands. And finally, now is not the time to travel. But, if you must, be safe and follow the CDC guidance.

  4. Frank Russo:

    We just found a package that contains GBL, which is a date rape drug, as you can see, the package includes sponges to make us think it's turtle wax car wash equipment.

  5. Jamie Lloyd-Smith:

    I view it as sort of a hypothetical risk, so yes, I'm careful, I'll wash my hands, but I don't sort of regard it as glowing radioactively with virus.


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