cleaning

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkliːnɪŋ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːnɪŋ

Verb[edit]

cleaning

  1. present participle of clean

Noun[edit]

cleaning (countable and uncountable, plural cleanings)

  1. (gerund of clean) The process of making something clean.
    • 2009, January 13, “Jane E. Brody”, in New Thinking on How to Protect the Heart[1]:
      So good dental hygiene, with regular periodontal cleanings, can help protect your heart as well as your teeth.
  2. The afterbirth of cows, ewes, etc.
    • 1844, Henry Stephens, The Book of Farm:
      The risk which the cow runs, after slinking, is in not getting quit of the cleaning, or afterbirth, or placenta []

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cleaning (not comparable)

  1. That which cleans.

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