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tr.v. stone·washed, stone·wash·ing, stone·wash·es
To wash (garments or material, usually denim) in large industrial machines with pumice pebbles to soften and abrade the material by friction.


vb (tr)
(Clothing & Fashion) to wash (material, clothes, etc) with pumice stones to give a worn appearance


(ˈstoʊnˌwɒʃ, -ˌwɔʃ)

to wash (cloth) with pebbles or stones so as to give the appearance of wear.
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Verb1.stonewash - wash with stones to achieve a worn appearance; "stonewash blue jeans"
launder, wash - cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
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Will they make Rosie Kane share the machine she stonewashes her jeans in?