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deterge

verb

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  1. to remove the dirt from deterge the surface using an industrial-strength commercial soap Synonyms cleanse, clean, GI, turn outRelated Words decontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, comb, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, muck (out), rinse, scour, scrub, shampoo, sponge, swab, sweep, vacuum, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, spruce (up), sweeten; pick up, straighten (up), tidy, unclutterNear Antonyms begrime, muddy; defile, pollute, taint; blacken, discolorAntonyms besmirch, dirty, foul, soil, spot, stain, sully

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