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Definition of shampoo verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shampoo

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verb
BrE BrE//ʃæmˈpuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃæmˈpuː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shampoo
BrE BrE//ʃæmˈpuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃæmˈpuː//
 
he / she / it shampoos
BrE BrE//ʃæmˈpuːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃæmˈpuːz//
 
past simple shampooed
BrE BrE//ʃæmˈpuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃæmˈpuːd//
 
past participle shampooed
BrE BrE//ʃæmˈpuːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃæmˈpuːd//
 
-ing form shampooing
BrE BrE//ʃæmˈpuːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃæmˈpuːɪŋ//
 
Styling hair
 
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(shampooed, shampooed) shampoo something to wash or clean hair, carpets, etc. with shampoo If you can afford it, have the carpet shampooed professionally. She showered and shampooed her hair. See related entries: Styling hair Word Origin mid 18th cent. (in the sense ‘massage (as part of a Turkish bath process)’): from Hindi cāṃpo! ‘press!’, imperative of cāṃpnā.
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