[dish-wosh-er, -waw-sher]
a person who washes dishes.
a machine for washing dishes, kitchen utensils, etc., automatically.

1520–30; dish + washer Unabridged
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dishwasher (ˈdɪʃˌwɒʃə)
1.  an electrically operated machine for washing, rinsing, and drying dishes, cutlery, etc
2.  a person who washes dishes, etc

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Example sentences
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.
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