Part of speech:
That purges; purging
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.
Referring to something that contains a disinfectant or has the properties of a disinfectant.
Of, relating to, or used in a rite of purification.
Emotionally painful or traumatic:
Of or effecting catharsis; purging
A forcible removal of people from political activity.
The act of purging or purifying.
The act or an instance of purifying, often, specif., of ritual or religious purifying
Things swept up; refuse.
An instance of brushing.
A light snowfall.
The destruction of pathogenic microorganisms in order to prevent infection.
The prevention of or protection from disease; prophylactic treatment
Any of various surgical procedures intended to eliminate the capacity to reproduce in humans or animals.
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.
The act of cleaning something with shampoo.
A purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions, especially pity and fear, described by Aristotle as an effect of tragic drama on its audience.
A thorough cleaning, especially of a residence when winter is over.
Alternative spelling of dry cleaning.
Having the capability or tendency to cause corrosion:
Elimination of crime, vice, graft, etc.
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