What does washing mean?

Definitions for washing
ˈwɒʃ ɪŋ, ˈwɔ ʃɪŋwash·ing

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word washing.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wash, washing, lavationnoun

    the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

  2. laundry, wash, washing, washablesnoun

    garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering

Wiktionary

  1. washingnoun

    The action of the verb to wash

  2. washingnoun

    Clothing, bed linen or soft furnishings that have been, are currently being, or are to be washed; laundry.

  3. washingnoun

    The residue after an ore, etc, has been washed

  4. washingnoun

    the liquid used to wash an ore

ChatGPT

  1. washing

    Washing refers to the process or act of cleansing or removing dirt, dust, or impurities from a surface, object, or individual using water, soap, or some other detergents. This process can be applied to various items such as clothes, dishes, vehicles, or parts of the body in order to maintain hygiene, appearance or functionality.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Washing

    of Wash

  2. Washingnoun

    the act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution

  3. Washingnoun

    the clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash

Wikidata

  1. Washing

    Washing is a method of cleaning, usually with water and often some kind of soap or detergent. Washing both body and clothing is an essential part of good hygiene and health. Often people use soaps and detergents to assist in the emulsification of oils and dirt particles so they can be washed away. The soap can be applied directly, or with the aid of a washcloth. People wash themselves, or bathe periodically. infants, the sick, and people with disabilities are bathed by a caregiver, but those that can wash themselves often do so. Often a shower or a bathtub is used for washing. People bathe naked under most circumstances, and commonly do so in the privacy of their home. In Europe, some people use a bidet to wash their external genitalia after using the toilet, as opposed to using toilet paper. More frequent is washing of just the hands, e.g. before and after preparing food and eating, after using the toilet, after handling something dirty, etc. Hand washing is important in reducing the spread of germs. also common is washing the face, which is done after waking up, or to keep oneself cool during the day. Brushing one's teeth is also essential for hygiene and is a part of washing. 'Washing' can also refer to the washing of clothing or other cloth items, like bed sheets, whether by hand or with a washing machine. It can also refer to washing one's car, by lathering the exterior with car soap, then rinsing it off with a hose, or washing cookware.

Editors Contribution

  1. washingverb

    Verb form of the word wash

    Washing up liquid is a product with a scent.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'washing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1597

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'washing' in Nouns Frequency: #2244

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of washing in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of washing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of washing in a Sentence

  1. Ernie Perez:

    It turned the living room into a gigantic washing machine.

  2. Paulo Freire:

    Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

  3. Fatima Bibi:

    It's very difficult to live like this, everything comes from this water. Everything. Drinking, cooking, cleaning, washing.

  4. Samer Jaber:

    Just be careful, as your skin in that area will likely be sensitive and topical acne treatments can make this more irritated and even worse. FOGGY GLASSES Since face masks trap the breath and foster moist, humid environments, glasses wearersmay have noticed that wearing a face mask can cause your lenses to fog. In a 2011 study from the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, researchers advised washing the glasses with soapy water immediately before wearing a face mask. Face masks trap the breath and foster humidity so glasses wearers may have noticed that wearing a face mask can cause the lenses to fog. (iStock) After shaking off any excess water, let the spectacles air dry or gently dry off the lenses with a soft tissue before putting them back on. Now the spectacle lenses should not mist up when the face mask is worn, they wrote. Glasses fog because humidity can escape the mask and move upward, coming into contact with the lenses and causing them to fog. Placing a tissue under the top of your face mask can also help absorb some of the droplets, leading to clear lenses. Wearing a mask that can form to the bridge of your nose one with wire, for instance can help prevent the warm air from your mouth from reaching your lenses. DRY, CRACKED HANDS FROM FREQUENT WASHING Next, frequent hand washing, especially during the ongoing pandemic, can lead to skin feeling dry, irritatedor cracked. Preventing rough skin can be as simple as switching to a fragrance-free hand soap, which may contain fewer irritants. But Jaber also recommends carrying hand moisturizer for use after washing and drying your hands, suggesting a cream or an ointment rather than a lotion, as lotions are usually thinner and often contain alcohol. Experts advise carrying hand moisturizer for use after washing and drying your hands. (iStock) Lotions can be great, but creams or ointments are thicker. Vaseline is an ointment, and it really locks things in.

  5. Margaret Doyle:

    FMCG companies have always been perceived as having well-regarded graduate programmes, people are initiated through different parts of the business - they get to market shampoo, market washing powder, they experience a real rotation which is a great foundation.

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