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Meaning of CLEANSING

Pronunciation:  kl'enzing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
  2. [adj]  acting like an antiseptic
  3. [adj]  cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands; "ablutionary rituals"

CLEANSING is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: ablutionary, antiseptic, cleaning, cleanup, purifying
 See Also: ablution, bathing, depilation, disinfestation, dry cleaning, epilation, improvement, purge, purging, purification, sanitation, sanitisation, sanitization, scouring, scrub, scrubbing, spring-cleaning, sterilisation, sterilization, sweeping, washup



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abstergent, abstersion, alleviating, alleviative, analgesic, anesthetic, anodyne, apologetic, ascetic, assuasive, atoning, balmy, balsamic, benumbing, bowdlerization, catharsis, cathartic, cleaning, compensational, compensatory, deadening, deliverance, demulcent, depurative, detergent, detersion, discharge, diuretic, dry cleaning, dulling, easing, emetic, emollient, emotional release, expiatory, expurgation, expurgatory, freeing, intermission, lenitive, lustral, lustration, lustrational, lustrative, mitigating, mitigative, numbing, pain-killing, palliative, penitential, piacular, propitiatory, purgation, purgative, purgatorial, purge, purging, purification, purificatory, purifying, reclamatory, recompensing, redeeming, redemptive, redressing, release, relieving, remedial, removal, reparative, reparatory, repentant, repenting, reprieve, respite, restitutional, restitutive, restitutory, righting, satisfactional, softening, soothing, squaring, steam cleaning, subduing, surcease, suspension