(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. cleansing agent, cleaning agent, soap, detergent, abrasive, lather, solvent, purgative, deodorant, fumigant, soap flakes, polish, disinfectant, antiseptic, cathartic, purifier, scouring powder, spray cleaner, cleaner, soap powder, cleaning fluid, dry cleaner, shampoo, suds, cleansing cream, cold cream; see also soap .
Cleansers include: water, soap and water, soap, washing powder, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, scouring powder, oven cleaner, naphtha, French chalk, washing soda, furniture polish, borax, lye, household ammonia, bleach, solvent, cathartic soap, bluing, carbon tetrachloride, toiletbowl cleanser, chloride of lime, sal soda, baking soda, washing crystals, chlorine compound, wallpaper cleaner, floor polish, floor wax, silverpolish, kerosene, gasoline, benzine, vinegar, rug shampoo.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Something that purifies or cleans: clarifier, cleaner, purifier, refiner, refinery. See CLEAN.

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