verb (used with object), cleansed, cleans·ing.
verb (used without object), cleansed, cleans·ing.
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He and his team are investigating how well materials such as charcoal can cleanse stormwater.Salmon are dying off and your car tires might be to blame|Kate Baggaley|December 4, 2020|Popular Science
When the daughter announced she saw it walking down the hall, they sent the doll away and cleansed the home with holy water.Someone out there wants to adopt your creepy toys. There’s a matchmaker for that.|Maureen O'Hagan|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Soapy suds for cleansing hands and bodies usually contain fragrances.Analyze This: Perfumes from everyday products collect in distant ice|Carolyn Wilke|September 30, 2020|Science News For Students
Employees in the vehicles do not have hand sanitizer or another method to cleanse hands while away from the station.Poorly Protected Postal Workers Are Catching COVID-19 by the Thousands. It’s One More Threat to Voting by Mail.|by Maryam Jameel and Ryan McCarthy|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
I think it’s to cleanse their image more than anything, to wipe away the judgment and the perception that they are enemies of progress, which is what it seemed like back then.Why Can’t Schools Get What the N.F.L. Has? (Ep. 431)|Stephen J. Dubner|September 10, 2020|Freakonomics
Underneath minimalistic names like Detox and Cleanse, enticing descriptions of the fluid medicine bags help narrow the choices.The I.V. Doc Comes to Your House, Fights Hangovers, and Wins|Abby Haglage|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bucket of water-filled prayers she will use three times to “cleanse away her shame.”
“As a result, doing both exercise and a cleanse can leave you feeling tired, dizzy and nauseous,” she says.
It also put the January “cleanse” into hilarious perspective.
The cleanse, though, leaves out far too many nutritional basics to be safe for the long haul—and for many even the medium haul.The Top 10 Diets of 2013 Are All Useless (Except to Book Publishers)|Kent Sepkowitz|December 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The simplest is water; and water can purify many things; but there are some things which water cannot cleanse.The Preacher and His Models|James Stalker
All this is supposed to cleanse the child and make him a Christian.
Take a pinch of sulphur in the mouth and drink water behind it to cleanse the blood.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
Let the parts alone, and they will cleanse and care for themselves.Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living|H.W. Long
Accordingly we proceeded to cleanse our faces and our feet, and then proceeded to wash one another's feet.