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 (dĭsh′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
Water in which dishes are to be or have been washed.
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1. water in which dishes and kitchen utensils are or have been washed
2. something resembling this: that was dishwater, not coffee.
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(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
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ماءُ غَسْل الصُّحون
voda na nádobí
bulaşık suyu


[ˈdɪʃwɔːtəʳ] Nagua f de lavar platos (fig) → agua f sucia
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dish-water [ˈdɪʃwɔːtər] neau f de vaisselle
as dull as dishwater (= boring) → ennuyeux/euse comme la pluie
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[ˈdɪʃˌwɔːtəʳ] nsciacquatura dei piatti
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(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.
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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." He straightened up in his chair and threw back his shoulders unconsciously as he ran a hand over his biceps and swelled it.
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. The one with the trough pursued him and followed him everywhere he went, endeavouring with the utmost persistence to thrust it under his chin, while another kitchen-boy seemed anxious to wash his beard.
Keep a basin in your kitchen sink and use the dishwater for your pots and containers.
Do you run the washing machine or dishwater when half full?
Some of the best-looking people I've met through my job have been as dull as dishwater and not attractive to me at all.
| TO help keep everything hydrated, use a basin in your kitchen sink and use the dishwater for your pots and containers.
* 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.