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Medical News for English Learners – Program 22

Hand Washing Is Up in Public Restrooms in US

77% of men and 93% of women in the U.S.A., according to research, wash their hands after using the bathroom. What are your thoughts about people who don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom? Are you comfortable shaking hands with people you don’t know? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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    English Vocabulary:

    HAND
    physical assistance; “give me a hand with the chores”
    guide or conduct or usher somewhere; “hand the elderly lady into the taxi”
    a unit of length equal to 4 inches; used in measuring horses; “the horse stood 20 hands”
    a member of the crew of a ship; “all hands on deck”
    a position given by its location to the side of an object; “objections were voiced on every hand”
    the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; “I didn”t hold a good hand all evening”; “he kept trying to see my hand”
    a round of applause to signify approval; “give the little lady a great big hand”
    one of two sides of an issue; “on the one hand…, but on the other hand…”
    ability; “he wanted to try his hand at singing”
    the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; “he had the hands of a surgeon”; “he extended his mitt”
    a rotating pointer on the face of a timepiece; “the big hand counts the minutes”
    terminal part of the forelimb in certain vertebrates (e.g. apes or kangaroos); “the kangaroo”s forearms seem undeveloped but the powerful five-fingered hands are skilled at feinting and clouting”- Springfield (Mass.) Union
    something written by hand; “she recognized his handwriting”; “his hand was illegible”
    a card player in a game of bridge; “we need a 4th hand for bridge”
    a hired laborer on a farm or ranch; “the hired hand fixed the railing”; “a ranch hand”
    place into the hands or custody of; “hand me the spoon, please”; “Turn the files over to me, please”; “He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers”

    WASH
    the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    form by erosion; “The river washed a ravine into the mountainside”
    remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent; “he washed the dirt from his coat”; “The nurse washed away the blood”; “Can you wash away the spots on the windows?”; “he managed to wash out the stains”
    apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
    clean with some chemical process
    cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; “Wash the towels, please!”
    separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
    move by or as if by water; “The swollen river washed away the footbridge”
    admit to testing or proof; “This silly excuse won”t wash in traffic court”
    be capable of being washed; “Does this material wash?”
    cleanse (one”s body) with soap and water
    any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out; “at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash”
    a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
    a thin coat of water-base paint
    the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
    to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; “The cat washes several times a day”
    the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway); “from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water”
    garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
    make moist; “The dew moistened the meadows”
    wash or flow against; “the waves laved the shore”
    the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller

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