Definition for cleaning

noun as in cleansing

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Example Sentences

Social distancing, regular cleaning, hand sanitizer, and masks are pretty standard fare, though it may be hard to find details about what your state is doing.

That had implications for the profits of corporations that operate on a franchise model and for contract-staffing firms, like cleaning services.

By 1971, waste water cleaning regulations were set at a federal level.

From Ozy

“My district usually does a very good job with cleaning supplies,” says Hecht.

Theaters are opening with reduced audience capacities, assigned seating, and enhanced cleaning protocols, which means far fewer people will be able to see it on opening weekend than might have packed into multiplexes in a previous year.

From Vox

One day he and some of his roommates were cleaning their room and one of the guys threw the dustpan out into the hall.

Nothing much to use in cleaning up the baby and his mother after the birth, no place to dispose of the placenta.

It also means not having to stress about cleaning out your DVR.

We coo over how cute our cat is and minimize the drudgery of cleaning the litter box.

After cleaning up the copious amount of blood on my body in a bathroom, I found my clothing and got dressed.

They ranged from moving trunks to cleaning cisterns, and, by grace of all of them, Sim was doing very well.

They require frequent cleaning with a long wire and a bit of tow, and in some large towns there are professional pipe-cleaners.

While his mother was cleaning the fish, Alila made a fire and cut the bamboos at every joint.

I finished cleaning out my desk and took a wastebasket full of papers to the back shop.

You save all the dreadful labor of cleaning up the house the next day, as well as that of preparation.


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On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cleaning, such as: purification, sanitation, sterilization, washing, ablution, and antisepsis.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.