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verb     cleanse pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecleansing
past tensecleansed
past participlecleansed
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  1. 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.

  2. 3
    [transitive] literary if God cleanses you of a sin, your sin is forgiven

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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