vt 1 : to cleanse by or as if by the action of liquid (as water) 2 : to flush or moisten (a bodily part or injury) with a liquid < the eyes with a mild antiseptic solution> 3 : to pass through a liquid to carry off impurities or soluble components vi 1 : to wash oneself or a part of one's body 2 : to clean something by rubbing or dipping in water
n : a liquid medicinal preparation used esp. for cleansing or antisepsis - see EYEWASH MOUTHWASH .
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