from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being washed off; not permanent or durable; -- said of colors not fixed by steaming or otherwise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In calico-printing, fugitive; that will not stand washing: applied to certain colors or dyes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
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