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launderverb [T]

uk   /ˈlɔːn.dər/ us   /ˈlɑːn.dɚ/
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launderverb

us   /ˈlɔn·dər, ˈlɑn-/
  • launder verb (WASH CLOTHES)

[I/T] fml to clean clothes or other cloth items by washing them: [T] The sweater should be laundered by hand or dry-cleaned.
  • launder verb (MOVE MONEY)

[T] to move money, which has been obtained illegally, through banks and other businesses to make it seem to have been obtained legally
(Definition of launder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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launderverb [T]

uk   /ˈlɔːndər/ us   LAW, FINANCE
to move money which has been earned illegally through banks and other businesses to make it seem to have been earned legally: launder funds/money/proceeds Officials were accused of laundering the stolen funds overseas before returning them to the US.
laundering
noun [U]
The measure would have banned cash transfers to prevent the laundering of money.
launderer
noun [C]
The sophistication of today's money launderers is such that only a small percentage ever get caught.
(Definition of launder from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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