säubern

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from sauber (clean).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔʏ̯bəʁn/, [ˈzɔʏ̯bɐn]

Verb[edit]

säubern (third-person singular simple present säubert, past tense säuberte, past participle gesäubert, auxiliary haben)

  1. to clean, to cleanse

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Usage notes[edit]

Säubern also is used in political context: eine Organisation säubern "to remove politically unwanted persons from an organisation". One cannot use saubermachen and reinigen in this context.

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