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See definition of brushing on Dictionary.com
  • as incleaning
  • as inpainting
  • as inrub

synonyms for brushing

  • purification
  • sanitation
  • sterilization
  • washing
  • ablution
  • antisepsis
  • catharsis
  • deodorizing
  • disinfection
  • dusting
  • prophylaxis
  • purgation
  • purge
  • scouring
  • scrubbing
  • shampooing
  • sweeping
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How to use brushing in a sentence

He laid it upon the floor, and took out a plaster mask, and brushing and blowing off the saw-dust, held it up.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Edna was sitting on the tabouret, idly brushing the tips of a feather duster along the carpet when he came in again.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
"But I must see her," Eloise said, alighting first and brushing past him, while he stood open-mouthed with surprise.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
He said nothing for several minutes, and then brushing the white dust from his hands turned with a little smile to Graham.
WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
Tessa, began Dine abruptly as they were brushing their hair at bedtime, isnt Gus a fine talker?
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
From the top of the Admiralty, near by, a flashlight shot up into the air and began its nightly process of brushing the sky.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
At times numbers of loose hairs come away in the brushing or combing.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
At this the waiter began brushing the crumbs from the table very vigorously.
A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
He could only hear the rush of eternal darkness past his ears, the thin squeak of his shadow brushing across the stars.
THE STARS, MY BROTHERSEDMOND HAMILTON
He crouched together, brushing on the wainscot, and made a dart like a serpent, striking for the door.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BRUSHING

  • ablution
  • antisepsis
  • brushing
  • catharsis
  • deodorizing
  • disinfection
  • dusting
  • prophylaxis
  • purgation
  • purge
  • purification
  • sanitation
  • scouring
  • scrubbing
  • shampooing
  • sterilization
  • sweeping
  • washing
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.