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cleanser

[klen-zer] /ˈklɛn zər/
noun
1.
a preparation for cleansing, as a liquid or powder for scouring sinks, bathtubs, etc., or a cream for cleaning the face.
2.
a person or thing that cleanses.
3.
Chiefly Eastern New England. a dry-cleaning establishment.
Origin of cleanser
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English clǣnsere; see cleanse, -er1
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cleanser

/ˈklɛnzə/
noun
1.
a cleansing agent, such as a detergent
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Word Origin and History for cleanser
n.

1520s, "a purgative;" 1560s, "one who cleans," agent noun from cleanse (v.). Meaning "thing that cleanses" is from late 14c. Old English had clænsere "priest."

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