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whitewash

noun [C/U]    /ˈhwɑɪtˌwɑʃ, ˈwɑɪt-, -ˌwɔʃ/
paint made from water and white powder which is used esp . on walls and ceilings A whitewash is something that hides a wrong or illegal action : [C] He called the report a whitewash.
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