Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Rhymes: -iːnɪŋ
- Present participle of clean.
cleaning (plural cleanings)
- (gerund of clean) A situation in which something is cleaned
2009 January 13, Jane E. Brody, “New Thinking on How to Protect the Heart”:
- So good dental hygiene, with regular periodontal cleanings, can help protect your heart as well as your teeth.
- The afterbirth of cows, ewes, etc.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Gardner to this entry?)