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 Dictionary entry overview: What does cleansing agent mean? 

  The noun CLEANSING AGENT has 1 sense:

1. a preparation used in cleaning something

  Familiarity information: CLEANSING AGENT used as a noun is very rare.

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A preparation used in cleaning something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


cleaner; cleanser; cleansing agent

Hypernyms ("cleansing agent" is a kind of...):

formulation; preparation (a substance prepared according to a formula)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "cleansing agent"):

bathroom cleaner (a preparation for cleaning bathrooms)

dentifrice (a substance for cleaning the teeth; applied with a toothbrush)

detergent (a cleansing agent that differs from soap but can also emulsify oils and hold dirt in suspension)

shampoo (cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair)

soap (a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats)

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