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noun wash pronunciation in American English /wɑʃ/
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pluralwashes
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  1. 1
    [countable] the process of washing someone or something

    These pants need a wash.

    After a few washes the color faded.

    give something a wash:

    I’ll give my hair a quick wash before we go.

    1. a.

      the wash

      clothes that will be washed or have just been washed
      do the wash:

      I’ll have to do the wash tomorrow.

      in the wash:

      Did you put the blanket in the wash?

  2. 2
    [singular] the flowing movement of water in the ocean

    the wash of a passing boat

    1. a.
      the sound of water flowing in the ocean
  3. 3
    [countable] a thin layer of something such as color or light

    The last wash of sunlight shone through the clouds.

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