Definition of Launder

1. Verb. Cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water. "They launder the cape "; "Wash the towels, please!"




2. Verb. Convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones.
Generic synonyms: Change, Commute, Convert, Exchange

Definition of Launder

1. n. A washerwoman.

2. v. t. To wash, as clothes; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron; as, to launder shirts.

Definition of Launder

1. Noun. (obsolete) A washerwoman. ¹

2. Noun. (mining) A trough used by miners to receive powdered ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water to the stamps, or other apparatus for comminuting (sorting) the ore. ¹

3. Noun. A gutter (for rainwater) ¹

4. Verb. To wash; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To lave; to wet. ¹

6. Verb. (money) To disguise the source of ill-gotten wealth by various means. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Launder

1. to wash clothes [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Launder

1. 1. A washerwoman. 2. A trough used by miners to receive the powdered ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water to the stamps, or other apparatus, for comminuting, or sorting, the ore. Origin: Contracted fr. OE. Lavender, F. Lavandiere, LL. Lavandena, from L. Lavare to wash. See Lave. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Launder

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launchpads
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launder (current term)
launderability
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laundressed
laundresses
laundressing

Literary usage of Launder

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1. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"The trough or launder is placed in the tops of supporting bents which are ... Sufficient inclination or dip is given to the launder to allow the water ..."

2. State Geological Survey of Kansas. [Reports] by Kansas Geological Survey (1904)
"The trough or launder is placed in the tops of supporting bents which are ... Sufficient inclination or dip is given to the launder to allow the water ..."

3. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"At the head of this launder, where the classifier underflows impinge on the ... Blocks to fit bends in the launder are made with the same cross-section ..."

4. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901)
"launder, Lavender, Larn- der.—Occup. 'the lavender,' a washerwoman or a washerman. ... launder, the officer who superintended the washing department ; cf. ..."

5. A Text Book of Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards (1909)
"From (13) and (17), fed with 8 to 5-millimeter stuff through a launder; deliver first ... From (14), fed with 5 to 2.5-millimeter stuff through a launder; ..."

6. Mining Engineers' Handbook by Robert Peele (1918)
"Fig 462, published by \VA Caldecott in 1914 (329). shows the launder carrying Rand tailings in pulps of different fluidity; it ¡s platted from following ¡oí ..."

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