clean, dirty

There was a pile of clean laundry on her bed.

do, wash

The housekeeper cooks, does the laundry and cleans.

fold, put away
bag, basket, hamper (AmE)

He began working in the laundry room of the hotel last May.

detergent, soap (both AmE)

The hotel offers a free laundry service.

list (informal, figurative, esp. AmE)

Here's a brief laundry list of what needs fixing.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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