cleansing, purgative, detergent, disinfecting, disinfectant, washing, delousing, sanitizing, scouring, soaking, sterilizing, purificatory, lustral, deodorizing, scalding, purifying, cathartic, depurative, purging, emetic.
Antonyms dirtying, corrosive*, corruptive.
cleansing, purge, purgation, scrubbing, scouring, purification, ablution, sweeping, brushing, dusting, antisepsis, prophylaxis, sterilization, sanitation, washing, shampooing, deodorizing, disinfection, making hygienic, catharsis, tidying, spring-cleaning, dry-cleaning; see also sanitation.
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