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  Definition of whitewash
  1. a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects
  2. wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces
  3. a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
  4. exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data
  5. cover with whitewash; "whitewash walls"
  6. cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error; "Let''s not whitewash the crimes of Stalin"; "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
Similar Words: gloss over, sleek over, hush up

 

Hyponyms: calcimine

 

Derivational Morphology: gloss over, sleek over, hush up

 

Anagrams: White Sea, white ash

 

 
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