Pronunciation Verb

cleanse (cleanses, present participle cleansing; past and past participle cleansed)

  1. (transitive) To free#Verb|free from dirt; to clean#Verb|clean, to purify.
  2. (transitive) To spiritually purify; to free from guilt or sin#Noun|sin; to purge#Verb|purge.
    • 1625, William Methold [i.e., William Methwold], “Relations of the Kingdome of Golchonda, and Other Neighbovring Nations within the Gulfe of Bengala, Arreccan, Pegu, Tennassery, &c. […]”, in [Samuel] Purchas, Pvrchas His Pilgrimes. […], 5th part, London: Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, […], OCLC 960103045 ↗, page 993 ↗:
      [T]he famous Ganges: whoſe vnknowne head, pleaſant ſtreames, and long extent, haue amongſt thoſe Heathen Inhabitants, (by the Tradition of their Forefathers) gained a beliefe of clenſing all ſuch ſinnes, as the bodies of thoſe that waſh therein brought with them: [...]
Translations Translations Noun

cleanse (plural cleanses)

  1. An act of cleansing; a purification.
    I regularly visit the spa for a massage and a facial cleanse.
    Synonyms: cleansing

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