What does cleanse mean?

Definitions for cleanse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleanse, clean(verb)

    clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

    "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

  2. cleanse(verb)

    purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins

    "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"

Wiktionary

  1. cleanse(Verb)

    To free from dirt; to clean, purify.

    Etymology: From clænsian, from West klainisōnan, from klainiz

  2. cleanse(Verb)

    To spiritually purify; to free from sin or guilt; to purge.

    Etymology: From clænsian, from West klainisōnan, from klainiz

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleanse(verb)

    to render clean; to free from fith, pollution, infection, guilt, etc.; to clean

    Etymology: [AS. clnsian, fr. clne clean. See Clean.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cleanse

    klenz, v.t. to make clean or pure.—adj. Cleans′able.—ns. Cleans′er, one who, or that which, cleanses; Cleans′ing, purification.

Editors Contribution

  1. cleanse

    To clean

    My sister uses a specific lotion to cleanse her face every night before she goes to bed, it smells beautiful.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 25, 2016  

Anagrams for cleanse »

  1. elances

  2. enscale

  3. enlaces

  4. scalene

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleanse in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleanse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cleanse in a Sentence

  1. Mona Gohara:

    The wrong cleanser can wreck your skin, if you use a standard soap — a cleanser that has a basic pH — it strips the skin of natural oils and compromises the skin barrier, leading to irritation and dry, lackluster skin. Using a mild, pH-neutral nonsoap cleanser helps moisturize while you cleanse and deposits skin-identical lipids back into the skin.

  2. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We will not only cleanse the cities of terrorists but, through urban regeneration, (eliminate) conditions that have allowed them to act.

  3. Paul Ryan:

    Let it all out -- get it all out there, cleanse the organization. I think we should disclose all this stuff. It’s the best disinfectant. Accountability, transparency, for the sake of the reputation of our institutions.

  4. Associate Justice:

    This repackaging does little to cleanse [the policy] of the appearance of discrimination that the president’s words have created, based on the evidence in the record, a reasonable observer would conclude that the proclamation was motivated by anti-Muslim animus.

  5. Megan Huylo:

    This one I make for a lot of my clients who are looking for a cleanse or who want to start juicing just to get healthier, promote clearer skin, but they don’t want to drink something that is really loaded with pungent leafy greens.

Images & Illustrations of cleanse

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