shampoo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shampoo use shampoo on (hair)
    • n shampoo the act of washing your hair with shampoo
    • n shampoo cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Shampoo was first marketed in the USA in 1930 by John Breck, who was the captain of a volunteer fire department.
    • n Shampoo The act of shampooing.
    • Shampoo To press or knead the whole surface of the body of (a person), and at the same time to stretch the limbs and joints, in connection with the hot bath.
    • Shampoo To wash throughly and rub the head of (a person), with the fingers, using either soap, or a soapy preparation, for the more thorough cleansing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shampoo To rub and percuss the whole surface of (the body), and at the same time to extend the limbs and rack the joints, in connection with a hot bath, for the purpose of restoring tone and vigor to the system; a practice introduced from the East. Such kneading and rubbing of the whole body is now commonly called massage. Also used figuratively.
    • shampoo To lather, wash, and rub or brush (the head) thoroughly.
    • n shampoo The act or operation of shampooing, in either sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Shampoo sham-pōō′ to squeeze and rub the body, in connection with the hot bath: to wash thoroughly with soap and water
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. chāmpnā, to press, to squeeze
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Hind. chāmpnā, squeeze.

Usage

In literature:

Let the head be shampooed with it for half-an-hour.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The girls say that I can shampoo and manicure as well as a professional.
"'Smiles'" by Eliot H. Robinson
I have just had him shampooed and when he is dry I will examine him and report to you at once.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 1, 1916" by Various
Avoid strong shampoos of any kind.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Hadn't you better let me give you a shampoo, sir?
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
It would require many shampoos before we could get him back to his original color.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
In his dressing-room he asked the man who was shampooing him, 'Who was that, Raymond, who bowed to me just now?
"The Immortal" by Alphonse Daudet
I ordered a haircut, a shave, a shampoo and a face massage.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
Mabel had shampooed her mother's hair, following out with unending patience the minute instructions which the process always involved.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
She should also show her skill in the practice of the arts, in shampooing, in scratching and in pressing with the nails.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
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In poetry:

First a swell took the chair He said 'Ha, Ha, my man,
Just a shave and a perfumed shampoo
For I've just got engaged.' Sweeney just pressed the knob
and said 'There now, it's all fallen through.'
"Sweeney Todd, The Barber" by Weston and Lee

In news:

You could win a shampoo, cut (with styling) and a L'anza product from A Cut Above .
Are You Making Any Of These 6 Shampoo Mistakes.
Learn how to shampoo hair from BellaSugar.
With new or shampooed upholstery and carpeting, and minor body work, flood damage may be easily concealed.
A powerful antioxidant derived from green tea could help strengthen hair and is one of the active ingredients in a new shampoo, a researcher at Georgia Health Sciences University said.
GHSU professor Stephen Hsu says Camellix, a company housed at the school, will launch its "hair-thickening" shampoo next week.
When a solitary stroll along the beach almost turned deadly, I knew only one man could save me: the Shampoo King from Dripping Springs.
Hotels chains are upgrading their toiletry lines, believing that a shampoo brand can make a difference to travelers who already stock their homes with high-end products.
What the heck is sodium laurel sulfate and what is it doing in my shampoo.
PREMIER BRANDS OF AMERICA announces its simplyTress Dry Shampoo Spray.
Malish's shampoo tank reduces labor time and the utilization of chemicals.
A powerful antioxidant derived from green tea could help strengthen hair and is one of the active ingredients in a new shampoo , a researcher at Georgia Health Sciences University said.
The scents and chemicals used in many shampoos may block or retard normal chemical and hormonal responses in the body.
Why oh why won't the shampoo wash out.
Chemicals To Be Removed From Classic Kid's Shampoo .
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In science:

Not to be confused with an advertisement for shampoo, a positive answer to the question could make a profound impact on nuclear physics.
Few-Body Physics -- Then and Now
Examples of pseudoplastic fluids are milk fluids, varnishes, shampoo and blood fluids, whereas polar ice, glaciers, volcano lava and sand are all examples of dilatant fluids.
Existence for the steady problem of a mixture of two power-law fluids
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