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verb [I/T] (WASH CLOTHES)   /ˈlɔn·dər, ˈlɑn-/ fml
to clean clothes or other cloth items by washing them: [T] The sweater should be laundered by hand or dry-cleaned.
(Definition of launder verb (WASH CLOTHES) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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