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English definition of “washing”

washing

noun [U] uk   /ˈwɒʃ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈwɑː.ʃɪŋ/ (US also the wash)
the act of washing clothes: Doing the washing is such a bore!Cleaning clothes clothes, sheets, etc. that need to be or have just been washed: I do the washing and then I hang/peg it out in the garden.Cleaning clothes
(Definition of washing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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