Definitions for: Cleanse

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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?

Synonyms: clean

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

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