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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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Conceived with an aim to provide customers with competitive prices, the C8000 manages to reduce on overheads primarily by cutting down on offset charges for processes like wash ups, inks and plates.Commenting on C8000's unparalleled capacity and cost saving features, Mr Hitesh Tandon of HP Dzine and Prints Pvt.
"It also requires less intermediate blanket wash ups, leading to further reductions in waste material and less down time."
This cost savings was coupled with an increase of time between wash ups and boil outs from 4 weeks to 5 weeks.