Fumigation, ventilation, disinfection; disinfectant.
Scavenger; brush, broom, besom, vacuum-cleaner, duster, mop, sieve, riddle, screen, filter.
(Verbs). To be clean, etc.
To render clean, etc., to clean, to mundify, cleanse, wipe, mop, sponge, scour, swab, scrub, brush, sweep, dust, brush up.
To wash, lave, sluice, buck, absterge, deterge, clear, purify, depurate, defecate, elutriate, lixiviate, edulcorate, clarify, rack, filter, filtrate, fine, fine down.
To disinfect, deodorise, fumigate, ventilate, purge, expurgate, bowdlerise, emasculate, castrate.
To sift, winnow, pick, weed.
(Adjectives). Clean, pure, spotless, unspotted, immaculate, unstained, stainless, unsoiled, unsullied, taintless, untainted, uninfected.
Cleansing, etc., detergent, detersive, abstersive, abstergent, purgatory, purificatory, etc., abluent, antiseptic.
Spruce, tidy, washed, swept, etc., cleaned, purified, etc.
(Phrases). Clean as a whistle; clean as a new penny; like a cat in pattens.
Slovenliness, slovenry, untidiness, sluttishness, coarseness, grossness, dregginess, squalor.
Dirt, filth, soil, slop, dust, cobweb, smoke, soot, smudge, smut, raff, sordes, mess, muck.
Dregs, grounds, sediment, lees, settlement, dross, drossiness, precipitate, scoriè, slag, scum, sweepings, off-scourings, caput mortuum, residuum, draff, fur, scurf, scurfiness, furfur, dandruff, riff-raff, vermin.
Mud, mire, quagmire, slough, sludge, alluvium, silt, slime, spawn, offal, fèces, excrement; ordure, dung, guano, manure, compost, dunghill, midden, bog, laystall, sink, cesspool, sough, cloaca, latrine, privy, sewer; hogwash, bilge-water.
Sty, pigsty, dusthole, lair, den.
Rottenness, corruption, decomposition, decay, putrefaction, putrescence, putridity, purulence, feculence, rankness, rancidity, mouldiness, mustiness, mucidness, mould, mother, must, mildew, dry-rot, fetor 401.
(Phrases). A sink of corruption; an Augean stable.
(Verbs). To be unclean, dirty, etc., to rot, putrefy, corrupt, decompose, go bad, mould, moulder, fester, etc.
To render unclean, etc., to dirt, dirty, soil, begrime, smear, besmear, mess, smirch, besmirch, bemire, spatter, bespatter, splash, bedaggle, bedraggle, daub, bedaub, slobber, beslobber, beslime, to cover with dust, etc.
To foul, befoul, pollute, defile, debase, contaminate, taint, corrupt, deflower, rot, etc.
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