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.”
It is bad enough when credulous but healthy people buy worthless cleanse kits and eat too much kale.
With every health trend, every celebrity-endorsed “superfood” and faddish juice cleanse comes the inevitable backlash.
But could something quite sensible lie behind this hokey-sounding separation cleanse?
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.His Last Week|William E. Barton
He stood there knowing that I knew that he had done something wrong and he was trying to cleanse himself of it.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
There is neither soap, water, nor towel, to cleanse yourself when you rise in the morning.
The first milk of the cow after calving, is slightly purgative, which is essential to cleanse the stomach of the calf.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen