from The Century Dictionary.

  • That has been subjected to washing, in any sense.
  • Of the nature of a “wash”: applied on the exchanges to a mere transfer by a broker of the stock or commodity which one principal had instructed him to sell to another customer who had given instructions to purchase a similar quantity of the same stock or commodity.
  • In zoology, overlaid, as a surface or a groundcolor, with a wash or light tint or color: as, a fox's black pelt washed with silver. See wash, n., 10 .

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Appearing as if overlaid with a thin layer of different color; -- said of the colors of certain birds and insects.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of wash.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective clean by virtue of having been washed in water
  • adjective wet as from washing; sometimes used in combination


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • This increase will be of approximately -- taking into account increases and other measures of which I will speak later -- 11.57 (presumably pesos -- ed.) per quintal of low grade coffee, (? and) 13.62 per quintal of what we call washed coffee. (as heard)


  • Most people have been brain washed to think Obama's health bill is wrong.

    Bill Clinton: 'The president needs your help'

  • I'm tired of war mongering, racist, ignorant, thieving, brain washed, Blue Dogs, fake Dems, corporate villain Republicans pretending to be Christians.

    House Dem to switch to Republican Party

  • The rest of them, don't even deserve to have an opinion, since those brain washed people are not exactly the best source for such sort of political comments (or any sort of comments, for that matter)

    How's Obama doing?

  • This one, in washed shades of pale orange accented with pink, contrasts nicely with the vivid oranges, reds and yellows of the church.

    The magic of Bernal, Queretaro: wine, opals and historic charm

  • Even if you do not know anything about her – send a glowing appraisal of her so that all others will be brain washed ....

    Obama uses his White House e-mail list to praise Sotomayor

  • And, midway, he dug down through the red volcanic earth that had washed from the disintegrating hill above, until he uncovered quartz, rotten quartz, that broke and crumbled in his hands and showed to be alive with free gold.

    Chapter XXVII

  • If my child can be brain washed into staying in school, I welcome it.

    Obama delivers controversial school speech

  • Martin washed woollens that day, by hand, in a large barrel, with strong soft-soap, by means of a hub from a wagon wheel, mounted on

    Chapter 16

  • These old people have been brain washed by the conservative special interest that want to the status quo to continue.

    House to back off from controversial plane purchase


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