|1.||[ noun ] (color) wash consisting of lime and size in water; used for whitening walls and other surfaces|
|2.||[ verb ] (criminal law) exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data|
|3.||[ verb ] cover with whitewash; as of walls|
|Related terms:||wash wash calcimine|
|4.||[ verb ] cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error|
|Synonyms:||sleek_over hush_up gloss_over|
"Let's not whitewash the crimes of Stalin" "She tried to gloss over her mistakes"
|5.||[ noun ] a specious or deceptive clearing that attempts to gloss over failings and defects|
|6.||[ noun ] a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score|
|7.||[ noun ] the act of vindicating or defending against criticism or censure etc.|
"friends provided a vindication of his position"
|Related terms:||clearing justification rehabilitation acquit|