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white·wash / ˈ(h)wītˌwäsh; -ˌwôsh/ • n. 1. a solution of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for painting walls white. ∎  (also white·wash·ing) a deliberate concealment of someone's mistakes or faults in order to clear their name. 2. a victory in a game in which the loser scores no points. • v. [tr.] 1. [usu. as adj.] (whitewashed) paint (a wall, building, or room) with whitewash. ∎  try to clear (someone or their name) by deliberately concealing their mistakes or faults: his wife must have wanted to whitewash his reputation. ∎  deliberately conceal (someone's mistakes or faults): this is not to whitewash the actual political practice of the government. 2. defeat (an opponent), keeping them from scoring. DERIVATIVES: white·wash·er n.

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whitewash

whitewash, white fluid commonly used as an inexpensive, impermanent coating for walls, fences, stables, and other exterior structures. It varies in composition, being generally a mixture of lime (quicklime), water, flour, salt, glue, and whiting, with other ingredients such as molasses, water glass, or soap sometimes added. Mixed with size and colored, whitewash is occasionally used on interiors as calcimine.

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whitewash

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