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a·wash / əˈwôsh; əˈwäsh/ • adj. covered or flooded with water, esp. seawater or rain: the boat rolled violently, its decks awash | fig. the city was awash with journalists. ∎  level with the surface of water, esp. the sea, so that it just washes over: a rock awash outside the reef entrance.

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Awash (ä´wäsh), river, E Ethiopia, rising near Addis Ababa and flowing c.500 mi (800 km) to a swampy lake near the Djibouti border. The Awash Valley is important agriculturally and has hydroelectric plants. A game reserve and national park lie along the river. The name is also spelled Hawash.

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