Adjective "laundering" definition and examples

(Laundering may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Wash and iron (clothes or linen)
  1. 'freshly laundered sheets'
  2. 'Patients should organise someone to launder their nightwear and bring in fresh supplies of nightclothes and toiletries.'
  3. 'Not having to transport and launder towels is a real boon.'
  4. 'I told Pamela that I'd launder her clothes and get them back to her somehow.'
  5. 'The river used for laundering clothes can be a place for exchanging information.'
  6. 'We continue to hear about facilities that home launder their surgical scrub attire.'
  7. 'All individuals who enter the semirestricted and restricted areas of the surgical suite should wear freshly laundered surgical attire intended for use only within the surgical suite.'
  8. 'The company launders linen for Perth's major teaching hospitals, as well as servicing a large number of nursing homes and hostels.'
  9. 'Easy to launder, towels also save on furniture wear and tear.'
  10. 'These other workers laundered their clothing only once each week at a laundromat; they did not have enough clothes to wear clean work clothes every day.'
  11. 'Be sure to know beforehand how you are going to launder this fabric, because this is what makes or breaks it.'
Conceal the origins of (money obtained illegally), typically by transfers involving foreign banks or legitimate businesses.
  1. 'These crimes include terrorism, money laundering, illegal drug and human trafficking, illicit weapons trading, blackmailing and embezzlement of EU funds.'
  2. 'U.S. commercial banks are resisting tighter controls on money laundering and transfers by suspicious individuals who may be financing terrorist cells.'
  3. 'He set up a complex array of bank accounts to launder the money overseas.'
  4. 'Dubai also is alleged to be home to banks that laundered money for the attackers.'
  5. 'He said it was important for banks to comply with money laundering regulations set against the vice so as to maintain and build better images.'
  6. 'He said it was likely organised criminals and even international terrorists used Ireland's banks to launder money.'
  7. 'It doesn't work, it oppresses the weak, and merely plays into the pockets of the drug profiteers - from the generals to the cartels and the banks who launder the money.'
  8. 'Charities and new high risk businesses also could be used to launder money from illegal activities.'
  9. 'In Wednesday's verdict, the jury found him not guilty on some insider trading and money laundering charges, but reached no decision on charges of fraud and conspiracy.'
  10. 'He also included money laundering operations, business scams and illegal undertakings involving foreign operated businesses that result in profits sent out of country.'
  11. 'we began to notice attempts to launder the data retrospectively'
  12. 'Because the same set of facts laundered through a reporter and expressed ‘independently’ in a news account gets double the bounce the same revelation would in a press conference.'


A trough for holding or conveying water, especially (in mining) one used for washing ore.

    More definitions

    1. to wash (clothes, linens, etc.).

    2. to wash and iron (clothes).

    3. Informal. to disguise the source of (illegal or secret funds or profits), usually by transmittal through a foreign bank or a complex network of intermediaries. to disguise the true nature of (a transaction, operation, or the like) by routing money or goods through one or more intermediaries.

    4. to remove embarrassing or unpleasant characteristics or elements from in order to make more acceptable: H

    More examples(as adjective)

    "moneys can be laundering."

    "bills can be laundering."


    (launder)Middle English (as a noun denoting a person who washes linen): contraction of lavender, from Old French lavandier, based on Latin lavanda ‘things to be washed’, from lavare ‘to wash’.