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 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

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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