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[dish-wosh-er, -waw-sher] /ˈdɪʃˌwɒʃ ər, -ˌwɔ ʃər/
a person who washes dishes.
a machine for washing dishes, kitchen utensils, etc., automatically.
Origin of dishwasher
1520-30; dish + washer Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dishwasher
  • The apartment includes a dishwasher, washer and dryer.
  • Never run your dishwasher or clothes washer half full.
  • Turn off your dishwasher's drying cycle and allow your dishes to air dry.
  • Run your dishwasher and washing machine only when full.
  • Only run your washing machine and dishwasher when they are completely full.
  • Warnings went out to avoid microwaving plasticware or putting it in the dishwasher.
  • When you buy a dishwasher, you know it probably won't explode.
  • Think of the way you can fold laundry or empty the dishwasher without even thinking.
  • New windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher,granite counter tops.
  • By detecting minute changes in pressure at a spigot, it infers how much water the toilet or dishwasher is consuming.
British Dictionary definitions for dishwasher


an electrically operated machine for washing, rinsing, and drying dishes, cutlery, etc
a person who washes dishes, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for dishwasher

also dish-washer, mid-15c. of persons; 1867 of machines; from dish (n.) + washer.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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