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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Launder  \Laun"der\,  n.  [Contracted  fr  OE  lavender,  F. 
  lavandi[`e]re,  LL  lavandena  from  L.  lavare  to  wash.  See 
  {Lave}.] 
  1.  A  washerwoman.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  (Mining)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Launder  \Laun"der\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Laundered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Laundering}.] 
  1.  To  wash,  as  clothes;  to  wash,  and  to  smooth  with  a 
  flatiron  or  mangle;  to  wash  and  iron;  as  to  launder 
  shirts. 
 
  2.  To  lave;  to  wet.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  launder 
  v  1:  cleanse  with  a  cleaning  agent,  such  as  soap,  and  water; 
  "Wash  the  towels,  please!"  [syn:  {wash}] 
  2:  convert  illegally  obtained  funds  into  legal  ones 




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