To launder something is to clean it so that it is free of dirt and stains. You can launder clothes, sheets, or anything else that needs to be cleaned.

  • The clothes were dirty and needed to be laundered before they could be worn again.

  • The rug needed to be laundered before the baby could play on it.

Definition of launder


cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water




convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones

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Example Sentences for launder

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    They had to launder all the clothes.

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    Thank you for laundering the socks.

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    The money is hidden and laundered, but real.

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    So Canada is the ideal place to launder money.

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    This is a list of the companies that were used to launder money.

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    With the influx of cash comes the need to launder the funds.

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    Unlike wool, linen could be laundered and bleached in the sun.

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    Banco Ambrosiano was accused of laundering drug money for the Sicilian Mafia.

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    The bank also laundered large amounts of cash for drug traffickers.

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    Today's charges include conspiracy to corrupt, fraudulent trading and money laundering.