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: one whose work is cleaning
: dry cleaner
: a dry-cleaning shop
—usually used in plural
: a preparation for cleaning
: an implement or machine for cleaning
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cleanser, detergent, soap
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1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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: 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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