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Definition of washing:

  1. A thin covering or coat; as, a washing of silver.
  2. Gold dust procured by washing; also, a place where this is done; a washery.
  3. The act of one who washes; the act of cleansing with water; ablution.
  4. The clothes washed, esp. at one time; a wash.
  5. The covering of a piece with an infusible powder, which prevents it from sticking to its supports, while receiving the glaze.
  6. The operation of simultaneously buying and selling the same stock for the purpose of manipulating the market. The transaction is fictitious, and is prohibited by stock- exchange rules.


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