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housecleaning

house·clean·ing

housecleaning

 
pronunciation:
haUs kli nIng
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the cleaning of a house and its furnishings, esp. when done thoroughly.
definition 2: the act or process of improving conditions, as in a business or corporation, with regard to personnel, methods of operation, or the like.
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derivation: housecleaner (n.)