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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.
Staff and patients forced to wash hands in sink in the corridor due to a lack of sinks in bed areas.
If a resident has a condition caused by spores, such as clostridium difficile, or rotavirus, or norovirus, wash hands with soap and running water.
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.
Wash hands prior to and after eating, preparing food, using the restroom, or whenever hands become soiled.
Everyone, especially health-care workers, should wash hands before entering and after leaving rooms of HSCT recipients and candidates undergoing conditioning therapy (chemotherapy and radiation) (17,19) or before and after any direct contact with patients, regardless of whether hands were soiled [AI].
Wash hands often in warm, soapy water, especially before food preparation and after handling raw meat and seafood.
Wash hands, kitchen work surfaces and utensils with soap and water immediately after they have been in contact with raw meat or poultry.