Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In calico-printing, fugitive; that will not stand washing: applied to certain colors or dyes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Calico Printing) Capable of being washed off; not permanent or durable; -- said of colors not fixed by steaming or otherwise.
- v. remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
“Anybody who thinks they can wash-off the Clintons, is sadly mistaken.”
“Among the cultural layers, one layer was identified as the wash-off of a processing area of metal ores, meaning that ores must have been processed in the near surroundings.”
“This compares with nutrient additions around 10 – 20 times higher in industrialized countries – and also much higher rates in most other developing countries , where there is established evidence that leaching of nitrates into surface and groundwater, and wash-off of phosphates into streams and estuaries, can cause eutrophication (see Chapter 4).”
“Gang graffiti is so bad that rangers now coat outbuildings with wash-off paints and sandblast gang tags off granite boulders.”
“I've seen the wash-off kind, but is there one you can use on non washable fabrics?”
“Pollution, especially from agricultural drainage and wash-off, urban wash-off and effluent return flows, industries, mining, and areas with insufficient sanitation services, is increasing.”
“Fancy antiaging cleansers are a waste of money since they are a wash-off product.”
“Experience it for yourself with our unique black 100% cotton t-shirt which comes pre-packaged with its own write-on, wash-off marker.”
“This shirt is full of write-on, wash-off goodness.”
“Now the city has given us another pacesetter in a product described as wash-off “librarian tattoos.””
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