Cleaning Clean"ing, n. 1. The act of making clean. [1913 Webster]

2. The afterbirth of cows, ewes, etc. --Gardner. [1913 Webster]

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  • cleaning — n. 1) dry cleaning 2) a spring; thorough cleaning * * * [ kliːnɪŋ] thorough cleaning a spring dry cleaning …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cleaning */ — UK [ˈkliːnɪŋ] / US [ˈklɪnɪŋ] noun [uncountable] Word forms cleaning : singular cleaning plural cleanings the activity or job of making rooms in a building clean do the cleaning: Who does the cleaning and cooking in your house? …   English dictionary

  • cleaning — noun the act of making something clean (Freq. 13) he gave his shoes a good cleaning • Syn: ↑cleansing, ↑cleanup • Derivationally related forms: ↑clean up (for: ↑cleanup), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cleaning — the act of cleaning a fish for food. See fish cleaning in Symbols …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cleaning — /klee ning/, n. 1. an act or instance of making clean: Give the house a good cleaning. 2. Slang. an overwhelming or complete defeat, financial loss, or failure: Our team took a cleaning in yesterday s game. 3. Informal. killing (def. 3). [1655… …   Universalium

  • cleaning — noun Cleaning is used before these nouns: ↑cloth, ↑crew, ↑fluid, ↑lady, ↑product, ↑rag, ↑rota, ↑solvent, ↑supply Cleaning is used after these nouns: ↑spring …   Collocations dictionary

  • cleaning — Synonyms and related words: abstergent, abstersion, autoclave, bowdlerization, broom, brush, carpet sweeper, catharsis, cathartic, cleansing, comb, currycomb, depurative, detergent, detersion, dishcloth, dishwasher, diuretic, doormat, dry… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cleaning — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cleansing, purgative, detergent, disinfecting, disinfectant, washing, delousing, sanitizing, scouring, soaking, sterilizing, purificatory, lustral, deodorizing, scalding, purifying, cathartic, depurative, purging, emetic …   English dictionary for students

  • cleaning — clean|ing [ˈkli:nıŋ] n [U] the process of job of making a house, office etc clean ▪ Liz comes on Thursday to do the cleaning . cleaning lady/woman (=a woman who cleans houses, offices etc as her job) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cleaning — clean|ing [ klinıŋ ] noun uncount * the activity or job of making rooms in a building clean: do the cleaning: Who does the cleaning and cooking in your house? …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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