What are some alternative words for wash?

Synonyms for wash
wɒʃ, wɔʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wash(noun)

    a thin coat of water-base paint

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

  2. wash, washing, lavation(noun)

    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 wash(noun)

    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, wash(noun)

    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, wash(noun)

    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 drawing(noun)

    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, washables(noun)

    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. wash(verb)

    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, rinse(verb)

    clean with some chemical process

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

  10. wash, lave(verb)

    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, launder(verb)

    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. wash(verb)

    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. wash(verb)

    be capable of being washed

    "Does this material wash?"

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

  14. wash(verb)

    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. wash(verb)

    separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)

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

  16. wash(verb)

    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 away(verb)

    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. wash(verb)

    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, dampen(verb)

    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, wash(verb)

    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. wash(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wash(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    cleanse by ablution

  2. wash(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    wet, moisten, bathe, lave

  3. wash(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stain, tint, color

  4. wash(v. a.)

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

  5. wash(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    perform ablution

  6. wash(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ABLUTION, lavation, washing, bathing

  7. wash(n.)

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

  8. wash(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lotion

  9. wash(n.)

    Synonyms:
    thin coating

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wash(n)

    Synonyms:
    lotion

  2. wash(v)

    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. Bradley Nelson:

    Sounds like a good idea, but that's called a' wash sale' and isn't allowed.

  2. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia:

    Dear loved papa, I so much want to see you. I have just ended my lesson of arithmetic, I think that I succeeded well. We go to school of nurses, I am very happy there. Today it is raining and it is very humid. I am in Tatiana’s room with Olga and Tatiana. When you will see Boba, say to him that my hands itch me. I try to breed my own livestock of poetry of earth. Olga says that I smell poor, but it is not true. When you will come back, I shall wash myself in your tub. I hope that you did not forget the history which I told you during our promenade. I am sitting down and scratch my nose with the left hand. Olga wanted to slap me for it, but I avoided the hand. Be happy and in good health. I think extremely of you and embrace you tenderly.

  3. African Proverb:

    Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.

  4. Fatima Bibi:

    We take half a bucket of water to bathe everyday, and some days we can't even have a wash, water is used to wash the vegetables. We'll then use it to wash clothes.

  5. Chris Havel:

    That kind of habitat attracts living animals even if it’s floating out in the ocean, we should not be surprised to continue to see debris from Japan wash up on the shores.


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