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Definition of whitewash noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈwaɪtwɔʃ//
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  1. 1[uncountable] a mixture of chalk or lime and water, used for painting houses and walls white
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] (disapproving) an attempt to hide unpleasant facts about someone or something synonym cover-up The opposition claimed the report was a whitewash.
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