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laun·der

 (lôn′dər, län′-)
v. laun·dered, laun·der·ing, laun·ders
v.tr.
1.
a. To wash (clothes, for example).
b. To wash, fold, and iron: shirts that were neatly laundered by the hotel staff.
2. To make (illegally obtained money) appear lawfully obtained or legitimate, especially by transferring it through legitimate accounts or businesses.
3. To make more acceptable or presentable, sanitize: "The transcripts are, of course, laundered ... unidentified larger chunks of conversation are reported missing throughout" (Eliot Fremont-Smith).
v.intr.
1. To undergo washing in a specified way: This material launders well.
2. To wash or prepare laundry.
n.
A trough or flume used in washing ore.

[From Middle English launder, lavender, launderer, from Old French lavandier, from Vulgar Latin *lavandārius, from Latin lavandāria, things to be washed, from lavanda, neuter pl. gerundive of lavāre, to wash; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots.]

laun′der·er n.

launder

(ˈlɔːndə)
vb
1. to wash, sometimes starch, and often also iron (clothes, linen, etc)
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (intr) to be capable of being laundered without shrinking, fading, etc
3. (tr) to process (something acquired illegally) to make it appear respectable, esp to process illegally acquired funds through a legitimate business or to send them to a foreign bank for subsequent transfer to a home bank
n
(Mining & Quarrying) a water trough, esp one used for washing ore in mining
[C14 (n, meaning: a person who washes linen): changed from lavender washerwoman, from Old French lavandiere, ultimately from Latin lavāre to wash]
ˈlaunderer n

laun•der

(ˈlɔn dər, ˈlɑn-)
v.t.
1. to wash (clothes, linens, etc.).
2. to wash and iron (clothes).
3. Informal.
a. to disguise the source of (illegal or secret funds or profits), usu. by transmittal through a foreign bank or a complex network of intermediaries.
b. to disguise the true nature of (a transaction, operation, or the like) by routing money or goods through one or more intermediaries.
4. to remove embarrassing or unpleasant characteristics or elements from in order to make more acceptable: to launder one's image before running for office.
v.i.
5. to wash laundry.
6. to undergo washing and ironing.
[1300–50; Middle English: launderer, alter. of lavandere washer of linen < Middle French lavandier(e) < Medieval Latin lavandārius, derivative of Latin lavāre to wash]
laun′der•er, n.

launder


Past participle: laundered
Gerund: laundering

Imperative
launder
launder
Present
I launder
you launder
he/she/it launders
we launder
you launder
they launder
Preterite
I laundered
you laundered
he/she/it laundered
we laundered
you laundered
they laundered
Present Continuous
I am laundering
you are laundering
he/she/it is laundering
we are laundering
you are laundering
they are laundering
Present Perfect
I have laundered
you have laundered
he/she/it has laundered
we have laundered
you have laundered
they have laundered
Past Continuous
I was laundering
you were laundering
he/she/it was laundering
we were laundering
you were laundering
they were laundering
Past Perfect
I had laundered
you had laundered
he/she/it had laundered
we had laundered
you had laundered
they had laundered
Future
I will launder
you will launder
he/she/it will launder
we will launder
you will launder
they will launder
Future Perfect
I will have laundered
you will have laundered
he/she/it will have laundered
we will have laundered
you will have laundered
they will have laundered
Future Continuous
I will be laundering
you will be laundering
he/she/it will be laundering
we will be laundering
you will be laundering
they will be laundering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been laundering
you have been laundering
he/she/it has been laundering
we have been laundering
you have been laundering
they have been laundering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been laundering
you will have been laundering
he/she/it will have been laundering
we will have been laundering
you will have been laundering
they will have been laundering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been laundering
you had been laundering
he/she/it had been laundering
we had been laundering
you had been laundering
they had been laundering
Conditional
I would launder
you would launder
he/she/it would launder
we would launder
you would launder
they would launder
Past Conditional
I would have laundered
you would have laundered
he/she/it would have laundered
we would have laundered
you would have laundered
they would have laundered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.launder - cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
water-wash - wash with water
wash, rinse - clean with some chemical process
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
wash out - wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt; "Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink"
powerwash, pressure-wash - wash before painting to remove old paint and mildew; "pressure-wash the house"
suds - wash in suds
rinse, rinse off - wash off soap or remaining dirt
cradle - wash in a cradle; "cradle gold"
stonewash, stone-wash - wash with stones to achieve a worn appearance; "stonewash blue jeans"
handwash, hand-wash - wash or launder by hand instead of with a machine; "This delicate sweater must be handwashed"
machine wash, machine-wash - wash by machine; "Can these shirts be machine-washed?"
acid-wash - wash with acid so as to achieve a bleached look; "acid-wash blue jeans"
wash - be capable of being washed; "Does this material wash?"
2.launder - convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones
exchange, convert, commute, change - exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category; "Could you convert my dollars into pounds?"; "He changed his name"; "convert centimeters into inches"; "convert holdings into shares"

launder

verb
1. wash, clean, dry-clean, tub, wash and iron, wash and press She wore a freshly laundered and starched white shirt.
2. process, doctor, manipulate The House voted today to crack down on banks that launder drug money.
Translations
يَغْسِل وَيَكْوي
vyprat a vyžehlit
pestäränni
kimos és vasalpénzmosást végez
òvo og strauja
lavo
savitarnos skalbyklaskalbėjaskalbiniaiskalbtiskalbykla
mazgāt un gludināt veļu
vyprať a vyžehliť
yıkayıp ütülemek

launder

[ˈlɔːndəʳ]
A. VT
1. (lit) → lavar y planchar
2. (fig) [+ money] → blanquear, lavar (LAm)
B. VI this fabric launders beautifullyesta tela queda muy bien después de lavarla (y plancharla)

launder

[ˈlɔːndər] vt
[+ money] → blanchir
banks that launder drug money → les banques qui blanchissent l'argent de la drogue
(= wash and iron) [+ clothes, sheets] → laver et repasser
a freshly laundered shirt → une chemise fraîchement lavée et repassée

launder

vtwaschen und bügeln; (fig) moneywaschen
viwaschen und bügeln; modern fabrics launder easilymoderne Gewebe lassen sich leicht reinigen or sind pflegeleicht

launder

[ˈlɔːndəʳ] vtlavare e stirare (fig) (money) → riciclare

launder

(ˈloːndə) verb
to wash and iron. to launder clothes.
laund(e)rette (loːnˈdret) noun
a shop where customers may wash clothes in washing-machines.
ˈlaundress noun
a woman employed to launder.
ˈlaundryplural laundries noun
1. a place where clothes etc are washed, especially in return for payment. She took the sheets to the laundry; a hospital laundry.
2. clothes etc which have been, or are to be, washed. a bundle of laundry.
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A US Senate report released on Tuesday concluded that HSBC has ignored warning signs that its global operations were being used to launder money from Mexican drug cartels and international terrorists.
In Costa Rica, money launderers oftentimes use legitimate businesses and shell corporations to launder illegal proceeds.
Drug Kingpin Ayman Joumaa and his Lebanon-based drug trafficking and money laundering network, along with several other individuals, have used LCB to launder narcotics proceeds -- as much as $200 million per month -- as part of this international money laundering network.
Such prices seem highly suspect -- and could be examples of someone using international trade to launder money.
Likewise, companies would be well advised to insist that their agents and brokers establish sufficient systems to prevent the companies' policies and services from being used to launder money or further terrorism.
Acting as a high value dealer without registration is a crime in its own right, even if you don't launder money.
Property adviser GVA Grimley has issued a warning to the commercial property sector to be vigilant against individuals or companies using the industry to launder "dirty" money.
Every MSB is required to develop and implement an anti-money laundering compliance program designed to ensure that the business meets the Bank Secrecy Act guidelines for documentation, reporting of certain transactions, and policies and procedures to prevent use of the business to launder money.