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84. Cleanliness

See also 36. 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 .

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Cleanliness

112. Cleanliness (See also Orderliness.)

  1. Berchta unkempt herself, demands cleanliness from others, especially children. [Ger. Folklore: Leach, 137]
  2. cat continually washes itself. [Animal Symbolism: Jobes, 296]
  3. Clean, Mr. brand of household cleaner. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 379]
  4. hyssop Biblical herb used for ceremonial sprinkling. [Flower Symbolism: O.T. Psalms 51:7]
  5. Mary Mouse constantly sweeping and dusting. [Childrens Lit.: Mary Mouse and the Dolls House, Fisher, 216]
  6. Spic and Span brand of household cleaner. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 546]
  7. Wag-at-the-Wa brownie who is strict about neatness of houses. [Br. Folldore: Briggs, 425426]

Cleverness (See CUNNING .)

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clean·ly • adv. / ˈklēnlē/ 1. in a way that produces no dirt, noxious gases, or other pollutants: the engine burns cleanly. 2. without difficulty or impediment; smoothly and efficiently. [ORIGIN: Old English clǣnlīce (see clean, -ly2 ).] • adj. / ˈklenlē/ (-li·er , -li·est ) archaic (of a person or animal) habitually clean and careful to avoid dirt. [ORIGIN: Old English clǣnlīc (see clean, -ly1 ).] DERIVATIVES: clean·li·ness / ˈklenlēnis/ n.

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