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 (wŏsh′ŭp′, wôsh′-)
The act or action of washing clean.


or wash′-up`,

1. an act of washing, esp. of the face and hands.
2. a place, as a bathroom, for washing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.washup - the act of washing yourself (or another person)washup - the act of washing yourself (or another person)
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
lavation, washing, wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
shower, shower bath - washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle; "he took a shower after the game"
bath - you soak and wash your body in a bathtub; "he has a good bath every morning"
sponge bath - you wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtub
steam bath, Turkish bath, vapor bath, vapour bath - you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower
2.washup - the act of washing disheswashup - the act of washing dishes    
lavation, washing, wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
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