almidor 1comm. starch used in laundry, cooked and mixed with water; made from cassava or rice. (sem. domains: 5.6.4 - Wash clothes.) 2intrans. to use starch on clothes. Ha-adam hi almidor nan balbalam. Place laundry starch on the clothes you will launder. ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an. Syn: gawgaw. Language Of Borrowing: Spanish: almirol.
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balbal trans. 1to wash clothes. Balbalan yu nan nunhannotan yu. Wash your soiled clothes. Pakabbalbalam tun bulwatik. Wash my clothes very well. ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an, pakaC‑ ‑an. 5B Remove object from site. (sem. domains: 5.6.4 - Wash clothes.) 2to do laundry as a durative activity. Mumbalbal nan imbabale na. Her child is doing the laundry. Mumbalbal da nah wangwang. They are washing clothes in the river. muN‑/nuN‑ .
gawgaw 1comm. powdery substance used to give firmness to laundered clothing; starch. Hay gawgaw di pamukot mu. Use starch in pasting it. Syn: almidor. (sem. domains: 5.6.4 - Wash clothes.) 2trans. to place starch on laundry. Gawgawan yu nan pantalon. Place starch on the pants. ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an. Language Of Borrowing: Tagalog.
polpol 1comm. a paddle-like club used in laundering. 2trans. to beat laundry with a club. Polpolom nan ulo ta makaan di lugit na. Beat the blanket with a laundry paddle so that the dirt will be removed. Pinolpol an nan pantalon kinali malini. She beat the pants with a laundry paddle that is why it is clean. ‑on/‑in‑. 4B Tactile - Touch. (sem. domains: 5.6.4 - Wash clothes.) id. kay polpol di ulpum
tam-ol 1trans. to soak something in water. Itam-ol mun am-in nan bubulwati. You soak all the clothes. i‑/iN‑. 3A Move and position object at site. (sem. domains: 1.3.4 - Be in water, 5.6.4 - Wash clothes.) 2ref. to soak oneself in water. Eka muntam-ol ta kumudukdul di gibok mu. Go and soak yourself (take a bath) so that you will feel better. 3trans. to mix liquid in food to soften it; to soak food in water. Tam-olam nan golang hi kanona. Mix some soft food for the child. ‑an/‑in‑ ‑an.