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verb cleanse pronunciation in British English /klenz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecleansing
past tensecleansed
past participlecleansed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to clean your skin using a special liquid or cream
    To have perfect skin you must cleanse, tone, and moisturize.
    a cleansing cream
  2. 2
    [transitive] formal to get rid of someone or something bad or unpleasant
    cleanse someone/something of someone/something: The mayor has promised to cleanse the city streets of crime.


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