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shampoonoun [C/U]

 us   /ʃæmˈpu/ (plural shampoos)
a ​liquidsoap used for ​washing the ​hair, or the ​act of ​washing the ​hair with this ​liquid: [U] a ​bottle of shampoo [C] The ​dogneeds a shampoo.
A shampoo is also a ​liquid used to ​cleancertainthickmaterials: [C] a ​rug shampoo
shampoo
verb [T]  us   /ʃæmˈpu/ (present tense shampoos, present participle shampooing, past tense and past participle shampooed)
He took a ​shower and shampooed his ​hair.
(Definition of shampoo from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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shampoonoun

uk   /ʃæmˈpuː/  us   /ʃæmˈpuː/ (plural shampoos)
A2 [C or U] a ​liquid used for ​washinghair, or for ​washingparticularobjects or ​materials: an anti-dandruff shampoo a ​carpet shampoo Directions: ​wethair, ​apply shampoo, and ​massage into a ​richlather.
[C] an ​act of ​washing something, ​especiallyyourhair, with shampoo: My ​hair/The ​rug/The ​dogneeds a shampoo. She went to the ​hairdressers for a shampoo and set.

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shampooverb [T]

uk   /ʃæmˈpuː/  us   /ʃæmˈpuː/
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Translations of “shampoo”
in Korean 샴푸…
in Arabic شامبو…
in Malaysian syampu, mencuci rambut…
in French shampooing…
in Russian шампунь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 洗髮精, 洗髮劑, 洗滌劑…
in Italian sciampo…
in Turkish şampuan…
in Polish szampon…
in Spanish champú, lavado y marcado…
in Vietnamese dầu gội đầu, dầu rửa thảm, sự gội đầu…
in Portuguese xampu…
in Thai ยาสระผม, การสระผม…
in German das Shampoo, das Waschen…
in Catalan xampú…
in Japanese シャンプー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 香波, 洗发剂, 洗涤剂…
in Indonesian shampoo, mengeramas…
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