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English noun: cleaning

1. cleaning (act) the act of making something clean


SamplesHe gave his shoes a good cleaning.


Synonymscleansing, cleanup


Broader (hypernym)improvement


Narrower (hyponym)bathing, depilation, disinfestation, dry cleaning, epilation, housecleaning, purge, purging, purification, sanitation, sanitisation, sanitization, scouring, scrub, scrubbing, spring-cleaning, sterilisation, sterilization, sweeping, washup









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