- cleanser O.E. clænsere "priest," agent noun from clænsian (see CLEANSE (Cf. cleanse)). Meaning "thing that cleanses" is from late 14c.
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Cleanser — Cleans er (kl[e^]nz [ e]r), n. [AS. cl[=ae]nsere.] One who, or that which, cleanses; especially, a detergent or other preparation used for cleaning. Arbuthnot. Syn: cleansing agent, cleaner. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cleanser — [n] strong disinfectant, solvent abrasive, abstergent, antiseptic, cathartic, deodorant, detergent, fumigant, lather, polish, purgative, purifier, scourer, soap, soap powder, suds; concept 492 … New thesaurus
cleanser — [klen′zər] n. any preparation for cleansing, esp. a powder as for scouring pots and enamel surfaces … English World dictionary
Cleanser — A cleanser is a product used to cleanse something, such as a detergent or industrial cleaning agent. A popular type of cleanser is a facial care product that is used to remove make up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other types of pollutants… … Wikipedia
cleanser — [[t]kle̱nzə(r)[/t]] cleansers 1) N MASS A cleanser is a liquid or cream that you use for cleaning your skin. 2) N MASS A cleanser is a liquid or powder that you use in cleaning kitchens and bathrooms. [mainly AM] … English dictionary
cleanser — UK [ˈklenzə(r)] / US [ˈklenzər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms cleanser : singular cleanser plural cleansers 1) a special liquid or cream used for cleaning the skin on your face 2) a chemical liquid or powder used for cleaning kitchens,… … English dictionary
cleanser — noun Cleanser is used after these nouns: ↑skin … Collocations dictionary
cleanser — I (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… … English dictionary for students
cleanser — cleans|er [ˈklenzə US ər] n [U and C] 1.) a substance used for removing dirt or ↑make up from your face 2.) a substance containing chemicals that is used for cleaning surfaces inside a house, office etc ▪ cream cleanser for the bathroom … Dictionary of contemporary English
cleanser — noun (C, U) 1 a liquid used for removing dirt or make up (1) from your face 2 a chemical liquid or powder used for cleaning surfaces inside a house, office etc: cream cleanser for the bathroom … Longman dictionary of contemporary English