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1. (verb) (-na,-tia) to scrape out, cleanse.

Akuakuna te umu (W 1971:7). / Clean out the oven, please.


2. (verb) (-na,-tia) to dry-clean.

I mauria e ia te tiakete kia akuakutia (Ng 1993:116). / She took the jacket to be dry-cleaned.


3. (modifier) hygienically, hygienic.

I āta tohutohungia rawatia a Rūmātiki e Huia ki te āhua o te noho pai o te whare, noho akuaku tonu, ki te kai i ngā kai tika mō te hauora, me te whakamōhio atu hoki i a ia ki ngā painga pērā i te uku kairangi (TTR 2000:255). / Huia instructed Rūmātiki on the nature of domestic order and living hygienically, on healthy nutrition and about fine crockery.


4. (noun) hygiene.

I whakaakona rātou e ia ki te mahi pāmu, ki te mahi tiaki whare, me te tiaki pai i ō rātou āhua, akuaku o te tinana (TTR 2000:29). / She trained them in farm and domestic work, personal grooming and hygiene.


5. (noun) scraper.


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