verb (used with object), cleansed, cleans·ing.
verb (used without object), cleansed, cleans·ing.
Origin of cleanse
Related Words for cleansepurge, restore, disinfect, sanitize, scrub, expurgate, clear, purify, absolve, launder, clarify, sterilize, refine, clean, lustrate, rinse, scour
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Contemporary Examples of cleanse
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
July 20, 2014
The bucket of water-filled prayers she will use three times to “cleanse away her shame.”Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
“As a result, doing both exercise and a cleanse can leave you feeling tired, dizzy and nauseous,” she says.Is Your Juice Cleanse Doing More Harm Than Good?
February 11, 2014
It also put the January “cleanse” into hilarious perspective.What to Drink in 2014: 13 Chefs and Critics Picks
January 11, 2014
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)
December 29, 2013
Historical Examples of cleanse
I was about to cleanse your body, and to clear it of its bad humours.
And it wanted only a dozen purgatives to cleanse it entirely.
We have forgotten that water can cleanse, and fire purify, and that the Earth is mother to us all.De Profundis
It's surely time to drive her out of the temple, and cleanse it a little.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Cleanse me from the sin of worldly vanity that troubles me!'Father Sergius