cleanliness

noun
clean·​li·​ness | \ ˈklen-lē-nəs How to pronounce cleanliness (audio) \

Definition of cleanliness

: the quality or state of being clean : the practice of keeping oneself or one's surroundings clean Though a stale remark, it can hardly be said too often, that personal cleanliness is one of the necessary agents to health …— Walt Whitman The Romans spent hours at their elaborate bathhouse complexes, but not everyone equated cleanliness with virtue …— Sara Ivry This cleanliness is necessary to ensure that no dust or particles end up on the silicon surface during the processing of the chip.— Robert J. Cone

First Known Use of cleanliness

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cleanliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cleanliness. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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cleanliness

noun
clean·​li·​ness | \ ˈklen-lē-nəs \

Kids Definition of cleanliness

: the condition of being clean : the habit of keeping clean

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