launder VERB 1) wash and iron (clothes or linen). 2) informal pass (illegally obtained money) through legitimate businesses or foreign banks to conceal its origins.
DERIVATIVES launderer noun.
ORIGIN originally denoting a person who washes linen: from Latin lavanda 'things to be washed' , from lavare 'to wash' .

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  • launderer — laun·der·er …   English syllables

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