Launder



[lawn-der, lahn-] /ˈlɔn dər, ˈlɑn-/

verb (used with object)
1.
to wash (clothes, linens, etc.).
2.
to wash and iron (clothes).
3.
Informal.

4.
to remove embarrassing or unpleasant characteristics or elements from in order to make more acceptable:
He’ll have to launder his image if he wants to run for office.
verb (used without object)
5.
to wash .
6.
to undergo washing and ironing:
The shirt didn’t launder well.
noun
7.
(in ore dressing) a passage carrying products of intermediate grade and residue in water suspension.
8.
Metallurgy. a channel for conveying molten steel to a ladle.
/ˈlɔːndə/
verb
1.
to wash, sometimes starch, and often also iron (clothes, linen, etc)
2.
(intransitive) to be capable of being laundered without shrinking, fading, etc
3.
(transitive) to process (something acquired illegally) to make it appear respectable, esp to process illegally acquired funds through a legitimate business or to send them to a foreign bank for subsequent transfer to a home bank
noun
4.
a water trough, esp one used for washing ore in mining
v.

1660s, “to wash linen,” from noun launder “one who washes” (especially linen), mid-15c., a contraction of lavender, from Old French lavandier “washer, launderer,” from Medieval Latin lavandaria “a washer,” ultimately from Latin lavare “to wash” (see lave). Criminal banking sense first recorded 1961, from notion of making dirty money seem clean; brought to widespread use during U.S. Watergate scandal, 1973. Related: Laundered; laundering.

verb

To transfer or convert funds so that illegal or dubious receipts are made to appear legitimate: The account money that had been ”laundered” by being siphoned from this country into Mexico and returned under an alias (1961+)

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