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Meaning of LAVE

Pronunciation:  leyv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  wash one's face and hands; "She freshened up in the bathroom"
  2. [v]  cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  3. [v]  wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
 

LAVE is a 4 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: lap, wash, wash, wash up
 
 See Also: clean, cleanse, flow, freshen, freshen up, gargle, hush, lave, refresh, refreshen, rinse, scrub, scrub up, shampoo, sponge down

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laved}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Laving}.] [F. laver, L. lavare, akin to luere to wash, Gr.
    ?. Cf. {Ablution}, {Deluge}, {Lavender}, {Lava}, {Lotion}.]
    To wash; to bathe; as, to lave a bruise.
    
          His feet the foremost breakers lave.     --Byron.
    
    
  2. \Lave\, v. i.
    To bathe; to wash one's self.
    
          In her chaste current oft the goddess laves. --Pope.
    
    
  3. \Lave\, v. t. [OE. laven. See {Lavish}.]
    To lade, dip, or pour out. [Obs.] --Dryden.
    
    
  4. \Lave\, n. [AS. l[=a]f the remainder, what is left. ?. See
    {Leave}.]
    The remainder; others. [Scot.] --Bp. Hall.
    
    
 
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 Related Terms: baptize, bath, bathe, brew, douche, drench, drouk, flush, flush out, gargle, holystone, imbrue, imbue, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, inject, irrigate, lap, lather, launder, leach, lip, lixiviate, macerate, mop, mop up, percolate, permeate, rinse, rinse out, ritually immerse, saturate, scour, scrub, scrub up, seethe, shampoo, shower, sluice, sluice out, soak, soap, sodden, sop, souse, sponge, steep, swab, syringe, toivel, tub, wash, wash out, wash up, waterlog
 

 

 

 

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