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  • as incontamination
  • as inpollution

synonyms for dirtying

  • contagion
  • corruption
  • disease
  • epidemic
  • infection
  • poisoning
  • pollution
  • decay
  • defilement
  • filth
  • foulness
  • impurity
  • pestilence
  • plague
  • rottenness
  • spoliation
  • taint
  • radioactivation
  • abuse
  • corruption
  • deterioration
  • infection
  • adulteration
  • blight
  • decomposition
  • defilement
  • desecration
  • foulness
  • impairment
  • impurity
  • misuse
  • profanation
  • rottenness
  • spoliation
  • taint
  • uncleanness
  • vitiation
  • fouling
  • greenhouse effect
  • polluting
  • tainting

antonyms for dirtying

MOST RELEVANT
  • cleanliness
  • purification
  • sterility
  • cleaning
  • cure
  • healing
  • sterilization
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How to use dirtying in a sentence

An officer ought to be able to show his men how to do everything, and he can never do that if he is afraid of dirtying his hands.
A CHAPTER OF ADVENTURESG. A. HENTY
Keep your hands from dirtying the cloth, and dont wipe your nose on it, or dip too deep in your cup.
EARLY ENGLISH MEALS AND MANNERSVARIOUS
And a little fellow said, "You can't do it without dirtying your hands, and it doesn't hurt us anyway."
THE WORKS OF ROBERT G. INGERSOLL, VOL. 9 (OF 12)ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
Destruction on you, you nasty hag, is it dirtying Mary's Well you are?
LEGENDS OF SAINTS & SINNERSDOUGLAS HYDE
He would do anything to make money; and he didn't in the least mind dirtying his hands in the making of it.
PUNCHINELLO, VOL. 1, NO. 24, SEPTEMBER 10, 1870VARIOUS
I am going to make Bob Bangs pay for dirtying my boat, and he can pay for the lost berries, too.
RANDY OF THE RIVERHORATIO ALGER JR.
Youths have been seized as soldiers for kicking up the dust in front of a sentinel and dirtying his clothes.
NARRATIVE OF A MISSION TO CENTRAL AFRICA PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1850-51, VOLUME 1JAMES RICHARDSON
Now keep yourself tidy and dont go messing about and dirtying your hands: the people are coming to congratulate you.
THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMAGEORGE BERNARD SHAW
They are still used to save dirtying the stairs when goods are delivered.
WITH THE WORLD'S GREAT TRAVELLERS, VOLUME IVVARIOUS
He praises the king for eating without a fork, yet conversing at the same time and never dirtying his clothes.
A HISTORY OF INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES, AND ORIGINS, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHANN BECKMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO DIRTYING

  • contagion
  • corruption
  • decay
  • defilement
  • dirtying
  • disease
  • epidemic
  • filth
  • foulness
  • impurity
  • infection
  • pestilence
  • plague
  • poisoning
  • pollution
  • radioactivation
  • rottenness
  • spoliation
  • taint
  • abuse
  • adulteration
  • blight
  • corruption
  • decomposition
  • defilement
  • desecration
  • deterioration
  • dirtying
  • fouling
  • foulness
  • greenhouse effect
  • impairment
  • impurity
  • infection
  • misuse
  • polluting
  • profanation
  • rottenness
  • spoliation
  • taint
  • tainting
  • uncleanness
  • vitiation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.