Definitions

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  • n. Washing of one's hands

Etymologies

hand +‎ washing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I had a blog prepared detailing my lesson in handwashing clothes after my "washing machine" broke, but it disappeared so I'll have to search for it and post it later.

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  • Concern over the spread of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has prompted renewed calls for preventive measures such as handwashing and the cleaning of facilities and schools where cases have been found.

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  • Further, you will find that the earmarks being cited, as proof of his "handwashing" in passed Bills, were never written by Sen. Bennet.

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  • The maintenance phase, after initial implementation of low-tech measures such as handwashing and removal of unneeded catheters, saw no rebound in catheter-related infections, Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, of J.hns Hopkins, and colleagues reported online in Keystone ICU initiative dropped catheter-related interventions from a mean of 7.7 and median of 2.2 per 1,000 catheter days down to 1.3 and 0, respectively.

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  • The school also issued reminders for students to practice basic hygiene such as handwashing and covering coughs.

    Summit Daily News - Top Stories

  • Simple measures such as handwashing and cleaning equipment and rooms can prevent the spread of infection that can lead to sepsis.

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  • But it's not a bad idea to review your reasonable precautions, such as stocking a flu kit, handwashing, and avoiding crowded public places**.

    It's a dog's life.

  • Another organization, World Vision, said it is setting up handwashing stations in camps, cleaning latrines more frequently, and taking other measures to prevent the spread in crowded quarters.

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  • Title: Comparative studies of hand-disinfection and handwashing procedures as tested by pupils in intervention programs

    Schooling Kids to Wash Hands Cuts Sick Days

  • "Effect of handwashing on child health: a randomized controlled trial."

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