Definition of dishwater in English:

dishwater

noun

mass noun
  • Dirty water in which dishes have been washed.

    ‘as for the coffee, dishwater would probably have tasted better’
    • ‘The wells were starting to bring up muddy brown water and clothes had to be washed in yesterday's dishwater.’
    • ‘Not wanting to disturb him, Inger lifted the pan of dirty dishwater and headed for the door; but Ben heard her steps and exploded out of his chair.’
    • ‘She picked up a plate and handed it to him, but he wasn't paying attention and it fell down into the sink, splashing both of them with dirty dishwater.’
    • ‘Suddenly finding the dirty dishwater fascinating, she shrugged.’
    • ‘Save rainwater and dishwater for re-use in the garden’
    • ‘She ran the soapy dishwater and began to sit dishes into the water to let them soak.’
    • ‘The water in the river, like green dishwater, is flowing in our direction now.’
    • ‘You may expedite the removal process by adding some bleach to your dishwater or simply soaking hands in bleach water solution.’
    • ‘Do not wash such items in greasy dishwater which will leave a greasy film to burn on.’
    • ‘This theme is apparently subverted by another TV ad for one of those vile-tasting instant soup products that taste like reheated dishwater.’
    • ‘My clothes were soaked through with sweat, dishwater, and grease.’
    • ‘Ten feet down in the marbled earth, like a sieve in dishwater, the metallic shopping cart lay partially submerged.’
    • ‘The melodic Arabic intonations clash with the clanking of pots and pans in the steamy dishwater.’
    • ‘Cut grease and stubborn leftover food from plates and glasses by adding a few lemon slices or a tablespoon of vinegar to soapy dishwater.’
    • ‘I dumped more soap flakes into the greasy dishwater.’
    • ‘I chewed slowly, carefully, and thoughtfully before I realized that it tasted like dishwater.’
    • ‘As for the coffee, dishwater would have tasted better!’
    • ‘We found the bitter drink numbing to the lips and now understand why people compare it to dishwater.’
    • ‘Andreas laughed, shutting off the water as she placed another plate in the dishwater.’
    • ‘I grinned and put the bowl and spoon in the dishwater.’

Pronunciation

dishwater

/ˈdɪʃwɔːtə/