The destruction of pathogenic microorganisms in order to prevent infection.
A purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions, especially pity and fear, described by Aristotle as an effect of tragic drama on its audience.
Swab means to clean.
Emotionally painful or traumatic:
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.
Referring to something that contains a disinfectant or has the properties of a disinfectant.
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 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 act of cleaning something with shampoo.
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.
Strip is defined as to remove clothing or covering or take something away from a person or thing.
To brighten, freshen, or polish up again; renovate
To clean or dry in this manner
To vacuum is to clean using a tool that sucks dirt or other elements into a storage container.
(Nautical) In good order, properly managed or maintained.
Spruce means to make neat and tidy.
In a smart way
To make fresh or sound again, as though new; clean up, replace worn and broken parts in, repair, etc.
Perfect is defined as to complete something or sharpen one's skills.
To wash, rub, wipe, or remove with or as with a mop
To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.
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.
Empty is defined as to remove all of something.
To clear of contents by forcing air through.
Expunge is defined as to erase or get rid of.
To spray with gunfire.
To blow off (chaff) in this manner
To wash or bathe
To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids
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.
To lose soluble matter as a result of the filtering through of water
To soak up or dry with absorbent material. Often used with up :
To clean, wash, or empty out with a sudden flow of water, etc.
To remove by purifying.
To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example):
To wash, moisten, or absorb with a sponge.
To arrange and groom (the hair), as by styling, combing, or washing.
To clean, straighten out, or arrange with a comb
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.
To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
To remove the outer layers from (grains of rice) by rotation in drums.
To prepare, as for a specific position or purpose:
To enforce the law and keep order among (a group).
To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
To discolor, soil, or spot:
To make filthy or dirty; pollute:
To fill up; encrust; choke
To have a substance smeared on (a surface).
To be made clean
To request to be supplied with:
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.
Of, relating to, or used in a rite of purification.
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