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 (prē′wŏsht′, -wôsht′)
1. Washed by the manufacturer so as to impart a softer texture or faded appearance. Used of textiles or clothing: prewashed denim; prewashed jeans.
2. Washed after harvest and before sale: prewashed lettuce.


(ˈpriˈwɒʃt, -ˈwɔʃt)

washed before sale, esp. to produce a soft texture or a worn look: prewashed jeans.
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Don't cut corners and serve unwashed produce, even prewashed produce.
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The prewashed material allows for minimal shrinking with men's pieces cut for a modern fit allowing maximum movement and layering, and a women's cut that is a bit more form-fitting, both crafted for style.
The University of California found last year that even prewashed spinach still had 90 per cent of its bacteria and could cause food poisoning.
A further study by the University of California last year found that even prewashed spinach still contained 90% of its bacteria so could cause food poisoning.
Typically, finding the grain on a prewashed knit is difficult, so follow the natural hang of the knit and cut each pattern piece individually for best results.
However, consider this: a bag of prewashed salad greens, dumped into a salad bowl and tossed with a vinaigrette is arguably delicious, and takes seconds to prepare.
While that's enough of a reason for most people, there's now an added bonus: Kale comes in the prewashed and chopped salad bags, making it easier to consume than ever.
Rice and beans, with a side salad of packaged prewashed lettuce, tomatoes, and a splash of olive oil with balsamic vinegar is a typical offering.
Feet come prewashed and it defeats the power of the ritual.
Make it easy by starting with a bag of prewashed kale, then adding grape tomatoes, diced avocado, shelled sunflower seeds, dried cranberries and a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas (garbanzo beans).