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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.”