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 (dĭsh′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
Water in which dishes are to be or have been washed.


1. water in which dishes and kitchen utensils are or have been washed
2. something resembling this: that was dishwater, not coffee.


(ˈdɪʃˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

water in which dishes are, or have been, washed.
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Noun1.dishwater - water in which dishes and cooking utensils are washed
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
ماءُ غَسْل الصُّحون
voda na nádobí
bulaşık suyu


[ˈdɪʃwɔːtəʳ] Nagua f de lavar platos (fig) → agua f sucia


dish-water [ˈdɪʃwɔːtər] neau f de vaisselle
as dull as dishwater (= boring) → ennuyeux/euse comme la pluie


[ˈdɪʃˌwɔːtəʳ] nsciacquatura dei piatti


(diʃ) noun
1. a plate, bowl etc in which food is brought to the table. a large shallow dish.
2. food mixed and prepared for the table. She served us an interesting dish containing chicken and almonds.
ˈdishwasher noun
a machine for washing dishes.
ˈdish-washing noun
the job of washing soiled dishes.
ˈdishwater noun
water used for washing dishes.
dish out
to distribute or give to people. He dished out the potatoes.
References in classic literature ?
There's where I got the jellyfish in the dishwater an' the prize hog skinned to death.
Then it'd be me for the dishwater an' the jellyfish, I guess.
Aunt Jane helped clear the table and put away the food, while Miranda entertained in the parlor; but Rebecca and the infant Burches washed the dishes and held high carnival in the kitchen, doing only trifling damage--breaking a cup and plate that had been cracked before, emptying a silver spoon with some dishwater out of the back door (an act never permitted at the brick house), and putting coffee grounds in the sink.
The duke, duchess, and Don Quixote had reached this point in their conversation, when they heard voices and a great hubbub in the palace, and Sancho burst abruptly into the room all glowing with anger, with a straining-cloth by way of a bib, and followed by several servants, or, more properly speaking, kitchen-boys and other underlings, one of whom carried a small trough full of water, that from its colour and impurity was plainly dishwater.
It can make you dull as dishwater, but if you're really experienced and you know what you're doing, it's fucking essential.
Hair the colour of dishwater, no make up and bags under eyes.
There was a strict hose pipe ban, people shared bath water and slopped dirty dishwater on flower beds in a bid to save their plants.
Before Roche was mayor, all dishwater, sewage and industrial waste were funneled into the Chicago River, which emptied into Lake Michigan.
cation family kitchen featuring a corian sink with mixer tap, single oven, combination microwave, fridge freezer, ceramic hob, hood and dishwater.
Reuse your dishwater by watering your plants outside and inside.
For the early months of 2012, countless people woke up in cold sweats, their teeth aching from the saccharine noise of the tune lodged in their heads, the oversaturated notes like a sponge leaking dishwater into a crying drain.
These products often become slippery and hard to handle when wet from rain, humidity, sweat, dishwater or other commonly encountered substances.