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Lave

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Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Lavev. t. [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.  [1913 Webster]
    "His feet the foremost breakers lave."  [1913 Webster]
Lavev. i. 
     To bathe; to wash one's self.  [1913 Webster]
    "In her chaste current oft the goddess laves."  [1913 Webster]
Lavev. t. [OE. laven. See Lavish.].
     To lade, dip, or pour out.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
Laven. [AS. lāf the remainder, what is left. Leave.].
     The remainder; others.  Bp. Hall.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Lave, v.tr. literary 1 wash, bathe.
2 (of water) wash against; flow along.

Etymology
ME f. OF laver f. L lavare wash, perh. coalescing with OE lafian

THESAURUS

Lave

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

ROGET THESAURUS

Lave

Cleanness

VB be clean, render clean, clean, cleanse, mundify, rinse, wring, flush, full, wipe, mop, sponge, scour, swab, scrub, brush up, wash, lave, launder, buck, absterge, deterge, decrassify, clear, purify, depurate, despumate, defecate, purge, expurgate, elutriate, lixiviate, edulcorate, clarify, refine, rack, filter, filtrate, drain, strain, disinfect, fumigate, ventilate, deodorize, whitewash, castrate, emasculate, sift, winnow, pick, weed, comb, rake, brush, sweep, rout out, clear out, sweep out, make a clean sweep of.

Water

VB be watery, reek, add water, water, wet, moisten, dilute, dip, immerse, merge, immerge, submerge, plunge, souse, duck, drown, soak, steep, macerate, pickle, wash, sprinkle, lave, bathe, affuse, splash, swash, douse, drench, dabble, slop, slobber, irrigate, inundate, deluge, syringe, inject, gargle.


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