Cleaning synonyms

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One that cleanses.
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That purges; purging
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A cleaning agent that increases the ability of water to penetrate fabric and break down greases and dirt. Detergents act like soap but, unlike soaps, they are derived from organic acids rather than fatty acids. Their molecules surround particles of grease and dirt, allowing them to be carried away.
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Referring to something that contains a disinfectant or has the properties of a disinfectant.
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Extremely wet; saturated.
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Of, relating to, or used in a rite of purification.
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Emotionally painful or traumatic:
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Of or effecting catharsis; purging
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(Medicine) Purifying the blood or humours; depuratory.
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Causing vomiting.
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A forcible removal of people from political activity.
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The act of purging or purifying.
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An act of cleaning in which something is scrubbed.
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The act or an instance of purifying, often, specif., of ritual or religious purifying
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(Literary or humorous, usually in the plural) Washing oneself; bathing, cleaning oneself up. [From mid 18th century.]
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Things swept up; refuse.
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An instance of brushing.
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A light snowfall.
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The destruction of pathogenic microorganisms in order to prevent infection.
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The prevention of or protection from disease; prophylactic treatment
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Any of various surgical procedures intended to eliminate the capacity to reproduce in humans or animals.
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The study and application of procedures and measures designed to protect public health, as in the provision of clean water and the disposal of sewage and waste.
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The act of cleaning something with shampoo.
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Treatment with disinfectant materials in order to destroy harmful microorganisms
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A purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions, especially pity and fear, described by Aristotle as an effect of tragic drama on its audience.
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The act or process in which things are tidied.
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A thorough cleaning, especially of a residence when winter is over.
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Alternative spelling of dry cleaning.
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Having the capability or tendency to cause corrosion:
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Tending to corrupt.
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Elimination of crime, vice, graft, etc.
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Strip is defined as to remove clothing or covering or take something away from a person or thing.
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To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails.
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To brighten, freshen, or polish up again; renovate
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To clean or dry in this manner
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To vacuum is to clean using a tool that sucks dirt or other elements into a storage container.
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(Nautical) In good order, properly managed or maintained.
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Swab means to clean.
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Spruce means to make neat and tidy.
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In a smart way
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To make fresh or sound again, as though new; clean up, replace worn and broken parts in, repair, etc.
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Perfect is defined as to complete something or sharpen one's skills.
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To wash, rub, wipe, or remove with or as with a mop
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To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.
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To expiate is defined as to admit you did something that was a sin or something you feel guilty about and to pay a penalty.
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Empty is defined as to remove all of something.
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Distinctly; clearly:
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To clear of contents by forcing air through.
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To move something rapidly and with no warning.
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(Intransitive) To make a noise similar to the one a rasp makes in use; to utter rasps.
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Expunge is defined as to erase or get rid of.
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To spray with gunfire.
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To blow off (chaff) in this manner
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To wash or bathe
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To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids
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To become white as a result of the loss of algal symbionts, usually following an environmental stress such as increased water temperature. Used of coral.
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To make less salty; to separate, as water, from saline ingredients.
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To lose soluble matter as a result of the filtering through of water
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To soak up or dry with absorbent material. Often used with up :
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To clean, wash, or empty out with a sudden flow of water, etc.
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To remove by purifying.
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To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example):
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To wash, moisten, or absorb with a sponge.
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To arrange and groom (the hair), as by styling, combing, or washing.
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To clean, straighten out, or arrange with a comb
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To remove contamination from something, and thus render it safe.
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To remove soap from (something) using water.
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To burn with a hot needle, a laser, a caustic substance, or an electric current, so as to remove dead or unwanted tissue, prevent the spread of infection, seal blood vessels, etc.
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To wash; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron.
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To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
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To remove the outer layers from (grains of rice) by rotation in drums.
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To make neat; arrange in an orderly, tidy way; to tidy.
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To fill; to stuff; to cram.
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To prepare, as for a specific position or purpose:
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To put in order; to sort; to tidy up.
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To enforce the law and keep order among (a group).
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To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
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To discolor, soil, or spot:
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To make filthy or dirty; pollute:
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To fill up; encrust; choke
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To spoil by adding impurities.
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To have a substance smeared on (a surface).
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To be made clean
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To request to be supplied with:
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