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Meaning of LAUNDER

Pronunciation:  'londur

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  1. \Laun"der\, n. [Contracted fr. OE. lavender, F.
    lavandi[`e]re, LL. lavandena, from L. lavare to wash. See
    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
    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