Etymology
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awash (adj.)

1825, originally nautical, "on the level of, flush with" the water, from a- (1) "on" + wash (n.). Figurative use by 1912.

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Definitions of awash

awash (adj.)
covered with water;
the main deck was afloat (or awash)
the monsoon left the whole place awash
Synonyms: afloat / flooded / inundated / overflowing
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