Cleanliness

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Cleanliness is the absence of dirt, including dust, stains and bad smells. In more recent times, since the germ theory of disease, it has also come to mean an absence of germs and other hazardous materials. It can apply to humans, animals, clothing, eating utensils, plates, pans, cups, etc., food, other movable objects, floors, windows, walls, toilets, etc.

Purposes of cleanliness include health, beauty, absence of offensive odor, avoidance of shame, and to avoid the spreading of dirt and contaminants to oneself and others. In the case of glass objects such as windows or windshields, the purpose can also be transparency.

Washing is one way of achieving cleanliness, usually with water and often some kind of soap or detergent.

See also Broomstick, Brush, Hygiene, Remediation, Ritual purification, Vacuum cleaner, Clean room.fr:Propret ja:掃除

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