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Synonyms of cleaning

Noun


1. cleaning, cleansing, cleanup, improvement

usage: the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"

Verb


1. clean, make clean, change, alter, modify

usage: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

2. clean, pick, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"

3. houseclean, clean house, clean, tidy, tidy up, clean up, neaten, straighten, straighten out, square away

usage: clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"

4. cleanse, clean, groom, neaten

usage: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

5. clean, be

usage: be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"

6. clean, deprive, strip, divest

usage: deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely"

7. clean, strip, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

8. clean, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"

9. scavenge, clean, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove unwanted substances from

10. clean, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"

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