houseclean

verb house·clean \ ˈhau̇s-ˌklēn \

Definition of houseclean

intransitive verb
1 : to clean a house and its furniture
2 : to get rid of unwanted or undesirable items or people
transitive verb
1 : to clean the surfaces and furnishings of
2 : to improve or reform by ridding of undesirable people or practices

housecleaning

play \ˈhau̇s-ˌklē-niŋ\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of houseclean

back-formation from housecleaning


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