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washdown

Line breaks: wash|down
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒʃdaʊn
 
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Definition of washdown in English:

noun

1An act of washing someone or something thoroughly.
Example sentences
  • The motor may be in a washdown area that they want to be as cleanable as possible.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting a toilet having a flushing system in which the pan is automatically washed clean.
Example sentences
  • Other, more specialized technologies include the electrohydraulic toilet, which is a siphonic or washdown system that uses a motor, pump and controller to assist flushing action.

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