Meaning: the process of washing. However in this case, it was the washing, the removing, and the reglazing! In other words, the bathtub looks brand new! It seems that as many photos as I've taken of that little bathroom, in none of them do I capture the beauty of what was the tub! Maybe because it wasn't beautiful at all... this would have made for some good before & after shots, oh well. I will say that the tub was probably all the rage in 1973, as it had flower-power, slip-resistant decals. Fortunately, the tub refinishers took care of all of that this morning! Now if we could just install the new shower head, and get the gas working for our hot water heater, we could actually bathe in here!