cleaner

noun
clean·​er | \ ˈklē-nər How to pronounce cleaner (audio) \

Definition of cleaner

1a : one whose work is cleaning
b : dry cleaner also : a dry-cleaning shop usually used in plural
2 : a preparation for cleaning
3 : an implement or machine for cleaning

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Examples of cleaner in a Sentence

He recommends using baking soda as a general household cleaner. a kitchen shelf loaded with household cleaners
Recent Examples on the Web Yes, reaching for the bottle of liquid cleaner is much easier (and way less gross) than using a snake, but that can can corrode pipes. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "7 Ways to Prevent Water Damage At Home," 14 Oct. 2020 When that’s not an option, the next best choice is to add in a portable air cleaner, which, again, is just a HEPA filter and a fan. Veronique Greenwood, Wired, "Schools (and Children) Need a Fresh Air Fix," 14 Oct. 2020 Before the pandemic, Clorox — which also makes Glad trash bags, Kingsford charcoal and Pine Sol cleaner — told Wall Street analysts that, at best, the company would see a 1% increase in sales for its fiscal year 2020. Julie Creswell, Star Tribune, "Americans on hunt for 'trophy' Clorox wipes," 5 Oct. 2020 Use short, direct puffs of carb cleaner to localize the leak. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Find a Vacuum Leak," 2 Oct. 2020 Before the pandemic, Clorox — which also makes Glad trash bags, Kingsford charcoal and Pine Sol cleaner — told Wall Street analysts that, at best, the company would see a 1 percent increase in sales for its fiscal year 2020. Julie Creswell, New York Times, "‘I Had Lost All Hope’: Clorox Wipes Are Still the Hard-to-Find Pandemic Item," 25 Sep. 2020 Pour a few inches of liquid antibacterial cleaner into a glass bowl. Megan Embrey, House Beautiful, "How to Clean Your Jewelry to Its Original Brilliance," 26 Aug. 2020 Place a portable air cleaner or filter in the room if possible, the CDC says, and wear a respirator to filter out smoke. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, "'Living in a mega-fire era': Dry lightning could bring new threat as 14,000 firefighters battle more than 625 wildfires in California," 25 Aug. 2020 Court records say agents found a half-empty container of all-purpose cleaner with bleach, numerous black trash bags and a white powdery substance under the front seat. Eileen Kelley, sun-sentinel.com, "Leila Cavett’s mom fears missing woman is dead. ‘I think my daughter sacrificed herself to save the baby.'," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of cleaner

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of cleaner was in 1720

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21 Oct 2020

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“Cleaner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cleaner. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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cleaner

noun
How to pronounce cleaner (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cleaner

: a person whose job is to clean something
: a substance used for cleaning things
: a device or machine used for cleaning things

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