from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Washed by the manufacturer so as to impart a softer texture or faded appearance. Used of textiles or clothing: prewashed denim; prewashed jeans.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of prewash.


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  • Even if the bag says "prewashed" or "triple-washed," wash the greens yourself.

    Our tests of prepackaged salads reveal bacterial contamination

  • And products labeled "prewashed" or "triple-washed" should be washed again, even though this probably won't remove all bacteria, he says.

    WebMD Health

  • Feb. 3, 2010 -- Those "prewashed" and "triple-washed" bagged salad greens in the produce section of the supermarket may not be as clean as you think.

    WebMD Health

  • They also say that even if the packages indicate the greens are "prewashed" or "triple-washed" consumers should wash their greens themselves. | Atlanta Video News

  • Packaged leafy greens and salads that say "prewashed" may not be as clean as you think. Front Page

  • E. coli O157: H7 outbreaks associated with lettuce and spinach, specifically the "prewashed" and "ready-to-eat" varieties, are by no means a new phenomenon.

    Marler Blog

  • Just because the food wasn't prewashed and packaged in sterilized plastic containers didn't mean it wasn't just as organic as the stuff I was used to buying.

    Maria Rodale: A Whole New (Organic) World

  • For prewashed packaged salads, a second wash at home isn't recommended for preventing food-borne illness.

    The Salad Is in the Bag

  • Into the basket went a prewashed box of herb greens — laziness, you know? — and some flat-leaf parsley.

    Eater Of Worlds | ATTACKERMAN

  • TNT's 'Dark Blue' has that prewashed feeling - USATODAY. com

    TNT's 'Dark Blue' has that prewashed feeling


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