HyperDic: lave

English > 3 senses of the word lave:
VERBchangelave, lap, washwash or flow against
bodylave, washcleanse (one's body) with soap and water
bodylave, wash upwash one's face and hands
lave > pronunciation
Soundsley'v
Rhymesairwave ... wave / Wave: 29 rhymes with eyv...
English > lave: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningwash or flow against.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"the waves laved the shore"
Synonymslap, wash
BroaderflowCover or swamp with water
English > lave: 3 senses > verb 2, body
Meaningcleanse (one's body) with soap and water.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymwash
Entailed bysoap, latherrub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
Narrowergargle, rinserinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash
hushwash by removing particles
scrub, scrub upwash thoroughly
shampooUse shampoo on (hair)
sponge downwash with a sponge
Broadercleanse, cleanclean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
Similar towashTo cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
Spanishlavarse, lavar
Catalanrentar-se, rentar
Nounslavagewashing out a hollow organ (especially the stomach) by flushing with water
lavationthe work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
English > lave: 3 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningwash one's face and hands.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymwash up
Broaderfreshen, refresh, refreshen, freshen upBecome or make oneself fresh again
Catalanrentar-se
Nounslavationthe work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

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