Definition of cleaning:
delousing, cleanup, purificatory, lustral, emetic, cleanup spot, depurative, cleanup position, cathartic, deodorizing, scouring, disinfectant, detergent, killing, soaking, purgative, scalding, cleansing.
It promised every comfort and convenience, compared with schools to which they had been accustomed, so they returned the keys, inquired about the cleaning of the building, and started out to find a boarding place.- "A Daughter of the Land", Gene Stratton-Porter.
- "Murder in the Gunroom", Henry Beam Piper.
He had learnt it in the fishmarket on the beach at seven o'clock in the morning, and in the vegetable market at eight, and in the shops; he had learnt it in the kitchen and on the stairs while the servants were cleaning; and he had learnt it at the dinner- table surrounded by his customers.- "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.