- The definition of cleanliness means the state of being free from dirt or unwanted matter.
An example of cleanliness is bathing and brushing one's teeth twice a day.
See also bathing.ablutomania an abnormal desire to wash, especially the hands. asepsis 1. absence of bacteria of a harmful nature. 2. the techniques of achieving this condition. —aseptic, adj. automysophobia an abnormal fear of being dirty. blennophobia an abnormal fear or dislike of slime. Also called myxophobia. bromidrosiphobia an abnormal fear of having an unpleasant body odor. coprophobia an abnormal fear of feces. elutriation the process of elutriating, or purification by washing and straining. immaculacy freedom fromstainor blemish. —immaculate, adj. mysophobia an abnormal fear or dislike of dirt. myxophobia blennophobia. sudarium 1. a cloth or handkerchief for wiping sweat from the face. 2. a sudatorium. sudatorium a room where a sweat bath is taken. Also called sudarium.
Variant of cleanly
- cleanliness noun
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