Definition of


  1. (verb, body) wash one's face and hands
  2. (verb, body) cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  3. (verb, change) wash or flow against

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Synonyms of Lave

lap, wash, wash up

Alternate forms of Lave

Derivations: lavage, lavation

Hyponyms: gargle, hush, rinse, scrub, scrub up, shampoo, sponge down

Hypernyms: clean, cleanse, flow, freshen, freshen up, refresh, refreshen

Origin of the word Lave

  1. O.E. gelafian "wash by pouring, pour (water)," possibly an early Eng. or W.Gmc. borrowing of L. lavare "to wash," or its O.Fr. descendant, laver. L. lavare is from PIE *lou- "to wash" (cf. L. luere "to wash," Gk. louein "to wash, bathe," O.Ir. loathar "basin," Bret. laouer "trough," O.E. lea?or "lather"). more

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Words that sound like Lave

l-p, lab, lap, lap up, lapp, lav, lava, lavabo, lay off, lay up, lay-by, lay-up, layby, layoff, layup, lb, lbf., leaf, leafy, leap, leave, leave off, leipoa, leppy, lev, levee, levi, levy, lf, li po, libby, libya, lief, life, life buoy, lifo, lip

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