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English definition of “wash”

wash

noun [C] (THIN LAYER)    /wɒʃ/ US  /wɑːʃ/
a thin layer of water or paint mixed with water, especially one that is brushed lightly over a painting to make the lines softer: a blue wash/ a wash of blue Just before the paint dries, I give it a light wash.Painting, drawing and printing
(Definition of wash noun (THIN LAYER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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