cleanser

noun
cleans·​er | \ ˈklen-zər \

Definition of cleanser

: a person or thing that cleanses something especially : a preparation (such as a scouring powder or a skin cream) used for cleaning

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Synonyms for cleanser

Synonyms

cleaner, detergent, soap

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Examples of cleanser in a Sentence

Sprinkle some cleanser on the floor and let it sit for a while before you start scrubbing.

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Some soldiers use special cosmetic cleansers to remove camouflage paint used in military exercises like this one last year. Jonathan Cheng, WSJ, "The Secret to Surviving Military Service: Moisturizer, Foam Cleanser, Cucumber Face Mask," 23 Aug. 2018 Looking for a palate cleanser after all those wholesome Christmas movies saturating every TV channel? Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," 18 Dec. 2018 The culprits: a change in hormones or the weather, or using alcoholbased cleansers or bar soap. Melissa Matthews, Woman's Day, "The Foolproof Anti-Aging Skin Routine," 24 Aug. 2015 After rinsing the sink, sprinkle it with baking soda or powder cleanser, scrub with a nylon sponge and rinse well. Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, "How to Keep a Clean Kitchen," 28 Sep. 2011 Clean the day away with a cleanser and makeup remover, like Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover or GH Seal holder Garnier All-in-1 Micellar Cleansing Water. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "Here's Exactly How You Should Order Your Daily Skincare and Makeup Routine," 29 Aug. 2018 Products have come & gone but a gentle cleanser is everything to me! Colleen Kratofil, PEOPLE.com, "The Real Housewives of Dallas," 9 Apr. 2018 My personal favorite cleanser for all skin types, including acne- and oil-prone, is the Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser, which totally changed my skin game. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Hi, Please Stop Using Skincare Products That "Kinda, Sorta Sting"," 27 Feb. 2018 Houseplants can work as a natural cleanser in the same way, but please don’t throw those out after a single use. Alyssa Nassner, Curbed, "Cleansing 101: Keeping your home’s energy in check," 17 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of cleanser

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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cleanser

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cleanser

: a substance (such as a powder or cream) that is used for cleaning something

cleanser

noun
cleans·​er | \ ˈklen-zər \

Kids Definition of cleanser

: a substance (as a scouring powder) used for cleaning

cleanser

noun
cleans·​er | \ ˈklen-zər \

Medical Definition of cleanser

: a preparation including a cleaning agent for cleansing the skin, the teeth, or glass surfaces

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