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wash·er

washer

 
pronunciation:
wa shr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person or thing that washes.
definition 2: a machine used for washing clothes.
definition 3: a flat ring of rubber, metal, or other material used with a nut and bolt to make a tight fit.
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The word washer contains the following part:
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean