Meaning of “dishwater” in the English Dictionary

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"dishwater" in British English

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dishwaternoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdɪʃˌwɔː.tər/ us /ˈdɪʃˌwɑː.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Her hands and arms were red and dripping and from a dim region at the rear came the smell of dishwater. 
  • Now a house does not look very beautiful when it has dust and crumbs on the floor, buckets of greasy dishwater in the kitchen, and smoke from the furnace in the air! 
  • Steel knives and forks with ivory or wooden handles should not be put into dishwater. 


(Definition of “dishwater” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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