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Related to blackwash: blackwater
tr.v. black·washed, black·wash·ing, black·wash·es
To bring from concealment; disclose.
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informal to present (someone or something) in the worst possible light
[C21: coined as an opposite to whitewash]
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|Noun||1.||blackwash - an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation|
|2.||blackwash - a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores|
lotion, application - liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin; "a lotion for dry skin"
limewater - solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid
|3.||blackwash - a wash that colors a surface black|
wash - a thin coat of water-base paint
|Verb||1.||blackwash - bring (information) out of concealment|
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
|2.||blackwash - color with blackwash|
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