Wordlist: Personal hygiene basics - List 3

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nail scissors
 
small, usually curved scissors used for cutting fingernails and toenails
 
a pair of nail scissors
 
 
nailfile
 
a small file made of soft metal, or a board covered with fine sandpaper, for filing and shaping one's nails
 
handkerchief
 
a piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face, eyes, nose or hands
 
tissue
 
a sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief
 
pack of tissues
 
 
blow
 
to produce an air current
 
sanitary towel
 
a pad of cotton or other absorbent material worn by women to absorb the menstrual flow
 
toilet
 
a lavatory or device for depositing human waste and then flushing it away with water
 
toilet paper
 
paper, usually on a roll, to clean oneself after having used the toilet
 
roll of toilet paper
 
 
flush
 
to cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid, particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing lots of water
 
mirror
 
a smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it
 
laundry
 
that which needs to be, is being, or has been washed (usually clothes)
 
launderette
 
a place that has facilities for washing and drying clothes that the public may pay to use
 
cleaners
 
a business establishment that engages in the dry cleaning of clothes and other fabrics
 
 
  • nail scissors
    • nail scissors(noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • small, usually curved scissors used for cutting fingernails and toenails
    • Example:
      • Susan always carries nail scissors in her bag.
    • a pair of nail scissors(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • She needs to buy a new pair of nail scissors.
  • nailfile
    • nailfile, nailfiles(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a small file made of soft metal, or a board covered with fine sandpaper, for filing and shaping one's nails
    • Example:
      • I can't stand the sound of somebody using a nailfile.
  • handkerchief
    • handkerchief, handkerchiefs[ˈhæŋkətʃɪf](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face, eyes, nose or hands
    • Example:
      • He always carries a handkerchief in his pocket.
      • Synonym(s):
        hanky
  • tissue
    • tissue, tissues[ˈtɪʃu](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief
    • Example:
      • I need a tissue to blow my nose.
      • Synonym(s):
        Kleenex
    • pack of tissues(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Can you bring a pack of tissues from the store?
  • blow
    • blow, blew, blown[bləʊ](irregular verb)
    • Definition:
      • to produce an air current
    • Example:
      • Wait a second, I have to blow my nose.
    • sanitary towel, sanitary towels(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a pad of cotton or other absorbent material worn by women to absorb the menstrual flow
    • Example:
      • Do you happen to have a sanitary towel in your bag?
      • Synonym(s):
        sanitary napkin (AE)
  • toilet
    • toilet, toilets[ˈtɔɪ.lət](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a lavatory or device for depositing human waste and then flushing it away with water
    • Example:
      • Sorry, I need to go to the toilet.
      • Synonym(s):
        loo, lavatory, john (AE)
  • toilet paper
    • toilet paper(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • paper, usually on a roll, to clean oneself after having used the toilet
    • Example:
      • We're out of toilet paper!
      • Synonym(s):
        lavatory paper, toilet tissue
  • roll of toilet paper
    • roll of toilet paper(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • Please get me a new roll of toilet paper.
    • flush[ˈflʌʃ](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid, particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing lots of water
    • Example:
      • Did you flush the toilet, sweetheart?
  • mirror
    • mirror, mirrors[ˈmɪɹ.ə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it
    • Example:
      • Can you see your bruise in the mirror?
  • laundry
    • laundry[ˈlɔːn.dri](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • that which needs to be, is being, or has been washed (usually clothes)
    • Example:
      • You've left your dirty laundry all over the house.
  • launderette
    • launderette, launderettes(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a place that has facilities for washing and drying clothes that the public may pay to use
    • Example:
      • She has to go to a launderette because she doesn't have her own washing machine.
      • Synonym(s):
        laundromat (AE)
    • cleaners[ˈkliː.nɚz](noun plural form)
    • Definition:
      • a business establishment that engages in the dry cleaning of clothes and other fabrics
    • Example:
      • I need to bring my jacket to the cleaners.
 

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tissue
blow
toilet
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mirror
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launderette
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        nail scissors
        nailscissors
        laundry
        laundry
        toilet paper
        toilet paper
        toilet
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        handkerchief
        handkerchief
        launderette
        launderette
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        nailfile
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        blow
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        roll of toilet paper
        launderette
        a place that has facilities for washing and drying clothes that the public may pay to use
        pack of tissues
        nail scissors
        small, usually curved scissors used for cutting fingernails and toenails
        blow
        to produce an air current
        toilet
        a lavatory or device for depositing human waste and then flushing it away with water
        flush
        to cleanse by flooding with generous quantities of a fluid, particularly, to cleanse a toilet by introducing lots of water
        nailfile
        a small file made of soft metal, or a board covered with fine sandpaper, for filing and shaping one's nails
        tissue
        a sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief
        laundry
        that which needs to be, is being, or has been washed (usually clothes)
        handkerchief
        a piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face, eyes, nose or hands
        mirror
        a smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it
        a pair of nail scissors
        sanitary towel
        a pad of cotton or other absorbent material worn by women to absorb the menstrual flow
        toilet paper
        paper, usually on a roll, to clean oneself after having used the toilet
         
         
         

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        tissue
        a sheet of absorbent paper, especially one that is made to be used as tissue paper, toilet paper or a handkerchief
        laundry
        that which needs to be, is being, or has been washed (usually clothes)
        toilet
        a lavatory or device for depositing human waste and then flushing it away with water
        roll of toilet paper
        blow
        to produce an air current
        nailscissors
        small, usually curved scissors used for cutting fingernails and toenails
        handkerchief
        a piece of cloth, usually square and often fine and elegant, carried for wiping the face, eyes, nose or hands
        launderette
        a place that has facilities for washing and drying clothes that the public may pay to use
        nailfile
        a small file made of soft metal, or a board covered with fine sandpaper, for filing and shaping one's nails
        mirror
        a smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it
         
         
         
         

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