cleans·​er ˈklen-zər How to pronounce cleanser (audio)
: a person or thing that cleanses something
especially : a preparation (such as a scouring powder or a skin cream) used for cleaning

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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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cleanser was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cleanser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


cleans·​er ˈklen-zər How to pronounce cleanser (audio)
: a substance (as a scouring powder or cold cream) used for cleaning

Medical Definition


cleans·​er ˈklen-zər How to pronounce cleanser (audio)
: a preparation including a cleaning agent for cleansing the skin, the teeth, or glass surfaces

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