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wash (one's) hands

To clean one's hands, typically with soap and water. Kids, be sure to wash your hands before coming to the dinner table! Everyone in my class is sick, so I've been washing my hands constantly.
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wash your hands

go to the toilet. euphemistic
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According to Public Health Association and UNICEF studies, only 53% Indians wash hands with soap after defecation, 38% wash hands with soap before eating and only 30% wash hands with soap before preparing food.
Sheila said: "The hospital is in a very poor condition and not having enough sinks to wash hands is disgraceful.
Nine out of 10 people don't store raw meat properly and two thirds don't wash hands after handling meat and fish.
In a bid to cut down on the number of incidents, the trust is urging people to wash hands thoroughly before preparing food and after going to the toilet and handling pets, store uncooked food separately from cooked food and keep the coldest part of the fridge below 5C (41F).
** Wash hands with either a nonantimicrobial soap and water or an antimicrobial soap and water when handling an item that is visibly dirty, contaminated with proteinaceous material, or visibly soiled with blood or other body fluids.
* Always wash hands carefully with warm running water straight after touching animals and other farm objects, especially before eating or drinking.
Wash hands when switching between working with raw foods, such as eggs, and finished product so that potentially harmful bacteria are not spread from the eggs' to the product ready for sale.
#ALWAYS wash hands thoroughly with soap before and after eating, after any contact with animals and again before leaving the farm.
Teach your child to cover his or her mouth when coughing and to sneeze into a handkerchief, as well as to wash hands before meals and to keep a runny nose wiped.