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lavatera arborea | lavatic | lavation | lavatory | lavature | lave | lave-eared | laveer | lavement | lavender | lavender cotton


Verb (usu participle)


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]


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

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



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




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.


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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