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Meaning of LAUNDER

Pronunciation:  'londur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones
  2. [v]  cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
 

LAUNDER is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: wash
 
 See Also: acid-wash, change, clean, commute, convert, cradle, exchange, handwash, machine wash, make clean, powerwash, pressure-wash, rinse off, stonewash, suds, wash out, water-wash

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Laun"der\, n. [Contracted fr. OE. lavender, F.
    lavandi[`e]re, LL. lavandena, from L. lavare to wash. See
    {Lave}.]
    1. A washerwoman. [Obs.]
    
    2. (Mining) A trough used by miners to receive the powdered
       ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water
       to the stamps, or other apparatus, for comminuting, or
       sorting, the ore.
    
    
  2. \Laun"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Laundered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Laundering}.]
    1. To wash, as clothes; to wash, and to smooth with a
       flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron; as, to launder
       shirts.
    
    2. To lave; to wet. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: baptize, bath, bathe, clean, cleanse, douche, flush, flush out, gargle, holystone, irrigate, lather, lave, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, mop, mop up, rinse, rinse out, ritually immerse, scour, scrub, scrub up, shampoo, shower, sluice, sluice out, soap, sponge, swab, syringe, toivel, tub, wash, wash out, wash up
 

 

 

 

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