- the action of the noun to wash
- In the context of "uncountable|UK": clothing, bed linen or
furnishings that have been or are to be washed
- My mother used to do the washing on a Monday
- In the context of "countable|often in the plural": the residue after an ore, etc, has been washed
- The washings have a higher concentration of metal
- the liquid used to wash an ore
action of the noun "to wash"
- French: lavage
articles that have been or are to be washed
residue after an ore, etc, has been washed
liquid used to wash an ore
- present participle of wash
Washing is one way of cleaning, namely with water and often some kind of soap or detergent. Washing is an essential part of good hygiene and health.
Often people use soaps and detergents assist in the emulsification of oils and dirt particles so they can be washed away.
People usually wash themselves periodically. Little children, the sick, and people with disabilities may be washed by a caregiver. Often a shower or a bathtub is used for persons washing themselves or others. Showers or baths are commonly taken in the nude and often in private.
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.
Brushing ones teeth is also a kind of washing.
Washing also refers to laundry, often hung on a washing line or tumble dried.Washing also refers to washing our faces when we rise in the morning.We also wash our face often to keep ourselves cool.
washing in German: Körperpflege
washing in French: Hygiène du corps
washing in Dutch: Wassen (schoonmaak)
washing in Japanese: 洗浄
washing in Simple English: Washing
washing in Tamil: கழுவுதல்
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