cleaning Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the act of making something clean
- he gave his shoes a good cleaning
verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
make clean; clean.
- Clean the stove!
- The dentist cleaned my teeth
verb remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
- Clean the turkey
verb clean and tidy up the house
houseclean; clean; clean house.
- She housecleans every week
verb clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
- clean up before you see your grandparents
- clean your fingernails before dinner
verb be cleanable
- This stove cleans easily
verb deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.
- The other players cleaned him completely
verb remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
- The boys cleaned the sandwich platters
- The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm
verb remove while making clean
- Clean the spots off the rug
verb remove unwanted substances from
verb remove shells or husks from
- clean grain before milling it
The act of making clean.
The afterbirth of cows, ewes, etc.Gardner.
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