HyperDic: cleaning

English > 1 sense of the word cleaning:
NOUNactcleaning, cleansing, cleanupthe act of making something clean
cleaning > pronunciation
Soundskliy'nihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > cleaning: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of making something clean.
Example"he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
Synonymscleansing, cleanup
Narrowerdepilation, epilationThe act of removing hair (as from an animal skin)
disinfestationThe activity of getting rid of vermin
dry cleaningThe act of cleaning (fabrics) with a solvent other than water
housecleaningThe act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
purge, purgingAn act of removing by cleansing
purificationThe act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
sanitation, sanitization, sanitisationmaking something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing
scrub, scrubbing, scouringThe act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
spring-cleaningThe activity of cleaning a house thoroughly at the end of winter
sterilization, sterilisationThe procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
sweepingThe act of cleaning with a broom
washup, bathingThe act of washing yourself (or another person)
BroaderimprovementThe act of improving something
Spanishlavado, limpieza
Catalannetejada, netejament, neteja, rentada, rentat
Verbscleanclean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
cleanremove unwanted substances from
cleanmake clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
cleanclean and tidy up the house
cleanremove while making clean
cleanbe cleanable

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