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Meaning of CLEANING

Pronunciation:  'kleening

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"

CLEANING is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cleansing, cleanup
 See Also: ablution, bathing, depilation, disinfestation, dry cleaning, epilation, improvement, purge, purging, purification, sanitation, sanitisation, sanitization, scouring, scrub, scrubbing, spring-cleaning, sterilisation, sterilization, sweeping, washup



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Clean"ing\, n.
1. The act of making clean.

2. The afterbirth of cows, ewes, etc. --Gardner.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are cleaning, implies that you are removing some negativity in your life and overcoming major obstacles. You are moving ahead toward a new stage in your life. In particular, if you are cleaning your house, then it means that you need to clear out your thoughts and get rid of your old ways and habits. You are seeking self-improvement. Dreaming that you are cleaning an object, represents an aspect of yourself that is not working or functioning as well as it should. If you are cleaning the refrigerator or oven, then it indicates that you are getting to root of a matter or situation. It may also indicate negative feelings about the female role or that you are feeling inferior or stuck in some area of your life. Dreaming that you are cleaning out a desk, suggests that you are getting rid of the burdens that has been weighing you down. You are acknowledging your new choices, decisions, and a new sense of freedom.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abstergent, abstersion, autoclave, bowdlerization, broom, brush, carpet sweeper, catharsis, cathartic, cleansing, comb, currycomb, depurative, detergent, detersion, dishcloth, dishwasher, diuretic, doormat, dry cleaning, duster, dustpan, emetic, expurgation, expurgatory, facecloth, hackle, hairbrush, handkerchief, holystone, hose, lustral, lustration, mop, napkin, pumice stone, purgation, purgative, purge, purging, purification, purificatory, purifying, rake, scraper, scrub brush, scrubber, serviette, sponge, steam cleaning, sudarium, swab, toothbrush, toothpick, towel, vacuum cleaner, washboard, washer, washing machine, whisk, wisp, wringer