cleanse - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlecleansing
past tensecleansed
past participlecleansed
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to clean your skin using a special liquid or cream

    To have perfect skin you must cleanse, tone, and moisturize.

  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.

  3. 3
    [transitive] literary if God cleanses you of a sin, your sin is forgiven