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1. cleaning

noun. ['ˈkliːnɪŋ'] the act of making something clean.

Synonyms

  • sterilisation
  • purging
  • spring-cleaning
  • sterilization
  • purification
  • epilation
  • improvement
  • dry cleaning
  • housecleaning
  • scrubbing
  • purge
  • washup
  • sanitation
  • cleanup
  • depilation
  • sanitisation
  • scrub
  • sweeping
  • disinfestation
  • bathing
  • scouring
  • sanitization

Antonyms

  • septic
  • decline
  • keep down
  • convict

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Words that Rhyme with Cleaning

  • intervening
  • convening
  • screening
  • machining
  • demeaning
  • preening
  • greening
  • careening
  • weaning
  • meaning

Example sentences of the word cleaning


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Prepare the mold by cleaning it with a degreasing cleaner and a soft cloth.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The revolver is now field stripped and ready for thorough cleaning.

Quotes containing the word cleaning


1. I love driving cars, looking at them, cleaning and washing and shining them. I clean 'em inside and outside. I'm very touchy about cars. I don't want anybody leaning on them or closing the door too hard, know what I mean?
- Scott Baio

2. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.
- Kurt Vonnegut

3. Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
- Bill Gates

2. spring-cleaning

noun. the activity of cleaning a house thoroughly at the end of winter.

Synonyms

  • cleansing
  • cleanup

Antonyms

  • septic
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