Definition of washcloth in English:

washcloth

noun

North American
  • A facecloth.

    • ‘Wrap a moistened gauze square or washcloth around the index finger of the hand of the other arm and gently massage the teeth and gingival tissues.’
    • ‘If the sheets have cooled, throw a damp washcloth in the dryer and resume drying for 10 more minutes.’
    • ‘Clean up in the restroom with a lightly soaped washcloth.’
    • ‘Next, rub cuticles with a warm, damp washcloth in a gentle way.’
    • ‘Use a water bottle, wet washcloth, or soak a cotton ball in water.’
    • ‘When she finished with the soap she put it on the holder and began rubbing the washcloth all over her body.’
    • ‘I wet a washcloth and started wiping the counters.’
    • ‘You can indulge your need for decorating fun by using playful drawer pulls and cabinet knobs, and by putting in towels, washcloths, and bathmats in the kids' favorite colors and motifs.’
    • ‘Someone gives me a bathrobe that was stolen from the Ritz-Carlton to stay warm, and a cold, wet washcloth to cool off.’
    • ‘After gently rubbing the scalp, wipe the duds away using the same washcloth.’
    • ‘It's a liquid, comes in a plastic bottle, you squirt some on a little towel or washcloth, then wipe down the cat with it.’
    • ‘Start slowly, you can use a washcloth or piece of gauze to wipe the teeth, front and back in the same manner you will eventually be using the toothbrush.’
    • ‘After we pulled in I grabbed my stuff, slipped Jose 3 bucks for his trouble, and told him he only needed to replace one washcloth that I had used as a towel.’
    • ‘Children also should not share eyedrops, tissues, eye makeup, washcloths, towels, or pillowcases with other people.’
    • ‘Wipe the baby's bottom with a baby wipe or a clean wet washcloth.’
    • ‘I had soon fetched a cool basin of water and knelt by his bed, carefully wiping him down with a washcloth.’
    • ‘The mean wet weight for washcloths was 16 cloths per pound, or $0.02 per cloth.’
    • ‘Use either cotton squares or a very soft clean washcloth and go over your face a few times.’
    • ‘Dip a small towel or washcloth in warm water, wring it out, lie down, close your eyes, and put the cloth over your lids for 15 minutes.’
    • ‘I led him to his bed and went to fetch a damp washcloth to wipe his face.’
    • ‘Picking up the washcloth beside his bed, she wiped the sweat from his forehead.’
    • ‘At least he had his own soap, washcloth and towels, which he made absolutely sure nobody else got near.’
    • ‘Wash with a gentle massage-like motion, using a soft washcloth or sponge and a mild soap.’
    • ‘Grab the nearest towel (a washcloth will substitute in a pinch) and frantically rub the shampoo up off the floor.’
    • ‘He picked up a washcloth from the counter and ran cold water over it.’
    • ‘It might be much more communicative to apply a nice, cool washcloth to his forehead or to say a word or two and then be quiet.’
    • ‘Wipe you baby's gums with a damp washcloth after each feeding.’
    • ‘In the study institution, washcloths are replaced after an average of every 1.5 uses, and this factor was not included in the costs either.’
    • ‘I kept silent as I finally found a sea green terry washcloth, walked over to the sink, and dampened it with cold water.’
    • ‘She wiped her face with a cool washcloth, hoping that this illness would not last long.’
    • ‘She went to the linen closet and pulled out a towel and washcloth for me.’
    • ‘Using the same cloth washcloth for the whole upper body or both legs was not considered recontamination.’
    • ‘The infected child should not share towels, washcloths, and pillows.’
    • ‘Rushing to the bathroom, she grabbed a basin, another washcloth and filled the basin with very cold water.’
    • ‘Apply (do not rub) a solvent type cleaner by blotting it onto stain with a clean, white terrycloth washcloth.’
    • ‘When he returned he had a wet washcloth in one hand and a dry hand towel in the other.’
    • ‘There is no shower on the space shuttle, and so astronauts use a damp sponge or washcloth and soaps that do not need to be rinsed off.’
    • ‘Wipe off the gums with gauze or a washcloth moistened with water after each feeding.’
    • ‘In fact, one nurse - noting Terri's hand contractures - placed rolled-up washcloths in her hands to prevent further contractures and pressure ulcers, which can result from such a condition.’
    • ‘A wet washcloth sat beside me and I kept wiping my face with it, then let the fan cool me off.’
    rag, dishcloth, floorcloth, wipe, sponge, duster
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Pronunciation

washcloth

/ˈwɒʃklɒθ/