cleanser
noun Date: before 12th century 1. one that cleanses 2. a preparation (as a scouring powder or a skin cream) used for cleaning

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cleanser — Cleans er (kl[e^]nz [ e]r), n. [AS. cl[=ae]nsere.] One who, or that which, cleanses; especially, a detergent or other preparation used for cleaning. Arbuthnot. Syn: cleansing agent, cleaner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cleanser — O.E. clænsere priest, agent noun from clænsian (see CLEANSE (Cf. cleanse)). Meaning thing that cleanses is from late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • cleanser — [n] strong disinfectant, solvent abrasive, abstergent, antiseptic, cathartic, deodorant, detergent, fumigant, lather, polish, purgative, purifier, scourer, soap, soap powder, suds; concept 492 …   New thesaurus

  • cleanser — [klen′zər] n. any preparation for cleansing, esp. a powder as for scouring pots and enamel surfaces …   English World dictionary

  • Cleanser — A cleanser is a product used to cleanse something, such as a detergent or industrial cleaning agent. A popular type of cleanser is a facial care product that is used to remove make up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants… …   Wikipedia

  • cleanser — [[t]kle̱nzə(r)[/t]] cleansers 1) N MASS A cleanser is a liquid or cream that you use for cleaning your skin. 2) N MASS A cleanser is a liquid or powder that you use in cleaning kitchens and bathrooms. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary

  • cleanser — UK [ˈklenzə(r)] / US [ˈklenzər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms cleanser : singular cleanser plural cleansers 1) a special liquid or cream used for cleaning the skin on your face 2) a chemical liquid or powder used for cleaning kitchens,… …   English dictionary

  • cleanser — noun Cleanser is used after these nouns: ↑skin …   Collocations dictionary

  • cleanser — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cleansing agent, cleaning agent, soap, detergent, abrasive, lather, solvent, purgative, deodorant, fumigant, soap flakes, polish, disinfectant, antiseptic, cathartic, purifier, scouring powder, spray cleaner, cleaner, soap… …   English dictionary for students

  • cleanser — cleans|er [ˈklenzə US ər] n [U and C] 1.) a substance used for removing dirt or ↑make up from your face 2.) a substance containing chemicals that is used for cleaning surfaces inside a house, office etc ▪ cream cleanser for the bathroom …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cleanser — noun (C, U) 1 a liquid used for removing dirt or make up (1) from your face 2 a chemical liquid or powder used for cleaning surfaces inside a house, office etc: cream cleanser for the bathroom …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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