White"wash` (), n.

1.

Any wash or liquid composition for whitening something, as a wash for making the skin fair.

Addison.

2.

A composition of line and water, or of whiting size, and water, or the like, used for whitening walls, ceilings, etc.; milk of lime.

 

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White"wash`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whitewashed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Whitewashing.]

1.

To apply a white liquid composition to; to whiten with whitewash.

2.

To make white; to give a fair external appearance to; to clear from imputations or disgrace; hence, to clear (a bankrupt) from obligation to pay debts.

 

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White"wash`, v. t.

In various games, to defeat (an opponent) so that he fails to score, or to reach a certain point in the game; to skunk. [Colloq., U. S.]

 

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