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 (dĭsh′wŏsh′ĭng, -wô′shĭng)
The act or process of washing dishes.
Of, relating to, or used for washing dishes: a dishwashing liquid.
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Noun1.dishwashing - the act of washing dishesdishwashing - the act of washing dishes    
lavation, washing, wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
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She was washing dishes by the light of a kerosene lamp.
When Louise Trunnion came out of the front door of her house she still wore the gingham dress in which she had been washing dishes.
Shimerda sat crouching by the stove, Antonia was washing dishes.
She was engaged in washing dishes by the kitchen window and seemed quite well and contented.
Nancy, washing dishes at the sink, looked up in surprise.
As they passed the rows of houses they saw through the open doors that men were sweeping and dusting and washing dishes, while the women sat around in groups, gossiping and laughing.
Mary, a matronly young blonde, was washing dishes in the little back room that served for kitchen and dining room.
Developed himself by peeling potatoes and washing dishes.
It's naughty to fret, but I do think washing dishes and keeping things tidy is the worst work in the world.
The evening meal at the house is over, and Aunt Chloe, who presided over its preparation as head cook, has left to inferior officers in the kitchen the business of clearing away and washing dishes, and come out into her own snug territories, to "get her ole man's supper"; therefore, doubt not that it is her you see by the fire, presiding with anxious interest over certain frizzling items in a stew-pan, and anon with grave consideration lifting the cover of a bake-kettle, from whence steam forth indubitable intimations of "something good.
You may hate folding laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming, but simple activities like these may help you live longer, says a new study (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Nov.
1: Preparations for disinfection and cleaning and preparations for washing-disinfecting machines and hand washing dishes - 1.