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Meaning of CLEANSE

Pronunciation:  klenz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
  2. [v]  purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"

CLEANSE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clean
 See Also: bath, bathe, decontaminate, denazify, disembarrass, douche, floss, free, groom, lather, lave, neaten, rid, soap, wash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cleanse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cleansed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Cleansing}.] [AS. cl[=ae]nsian, fr. cl[=ae]ne clean. See
To render clean; to free from fith, pollution, infection,
guilt, etc.; to clean.

      If we walk in the light . . . the blood of Jesus Christ
      his son cleanseth us from all sin.       --1 John i. 7.

      Can'st thou not minister to a mind diseased, And with
      some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the suffed bosom
      of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart?

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