washing-up liquid

washing-up liquids
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Washing-up liquid is a thick soapy liquid which you add to hot water to clean dirty dishes. [BRIT]
(in AM, use dishwashing liquid, dish soap)

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  • washing-up liquid — washing up .liquid n [U] BrE a liquid soap for washing plates, knives etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • washing-up liquid — washing up ,liquid noun uncount BRITISH DISHWASHING LIQUID …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • washing-up liquid — noun The substance used to wash dishes. I have to use a special washing up liquid, because I have sensistive skin. See Also: dish soap, dishwashing soap …   Wiktionary

  • washing-up liquid — noun (U) BrE a liquid soap for washing plates, knives etc; dishwashing liquid AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • washing-up liquid — UK / US noun [uncountable] British liquid soap used for washing things such as dishes, cups, knives and forks …   English dictionary

  • ˌwashing-ˈup ˌliquid — noun [U] British liquid soap that you use for washing dishes, cups, knives, forks etc …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • WASHING-UP LIQUID — …   Useful english dictionary

  • liquid — liq|uid1 [ˈlıkwıd] n [U and C] a substance that is not a solid or a gas, for example water or milk ▪ Add a little more liquid to the sauce. →↑washing up liquid liquid 2 liquid2 adj [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: liquide, from Latin liquidus …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • liquid — 1 noun 1 (C, U) a substance that is not a solid or a gas, which flows, is wet, and has no fixed shape: Water is a liquid. 2 (C) technical either of the consonant sounds, and /r/ see also: washing up liquid 2 adjective 1 liquid oxygen/soap etc… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Washing out mouth with soap — is a form of physical punishment. It is most commonly administered to children for actions such as cursing, lying, or talking back. It is considered symbolic of cleansing out a dirty mouth but is used primarily because some people feel that the… …   Wikipedia

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