What does cleanse mean?

Definitions for cleanse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleanse, cleanverb

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

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

  2. cleanseverb

    purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins

    "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"

Wiktionary

  1. cleanseverb

    To free from dirt; to clean, purify.

  2. cleanseverb

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

  3. Etymology: From clænsian, from West klainisōnan, from klainiz

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Cleanseverb

    Etymology: clænsian, Saxon.

    Cleanse the pale corps with a religious hand,
    From the polluting weed and common sand. Matthew Prior.

    The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil. Prov. xx. 30.

    Not all her od’rous tears can cleanse her crime,
    The plant alone deforms the happy clime. John Dryden, Ovid.

    Can’st thou not minister to a mind diseas’d,
    And with some sweet oblivious antidote,
    Cleanse the stuff’d bosom of that perilous stuff
    Which weighs upon the heart. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    This oil, combined with its own salt and sugar, makes it saponaceous and cleansing, by which quality it often helps digestion, and excites appetite. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    Shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded. Mark i. 44.

    This river the Jews proffered the pope to cleanse, so they might have what they found. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

ChatGPT

  1. cleanse

    Cleanse generally refers to the process of making something thoroughly clean or removing impurities or toxins from a substance, environment, or body. This could involve both physical cleaning or symbolic purifying, such as in a spiritual or health-related context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleanseverb

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

  2. 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  

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  2. enlaces

  3. enscale

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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. Myriah Williams:

    He fits the time frame for the erasures, which we know would have been in the late 16th century, but we can only speculate that he might have been the one to take it upon himself to 'cleanse' the manuscript.

  2. 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.

  3. Shauna Martin:

    On Martin's quest to prevent recurrence, she started a diet of only raw vegan foods and green juices. I would go to the farmers’ market and just buy everything that I could find and see, and I would juice half, make salads with the other half, and it was amazing how quickly I rebounded from the toxins from all the chemotherapy. My hair grew back quickly, my skin started to really glow— and then the energy, I’d never had that much energy in my entire life. After years of juicing at home, Martin left her corporate job and launched Daily Greens, a national cold-pressed green juice company. I realized what I'm most passionate about in life is trying to make other people healthy, and for me that really starts with a green juice every day, Martin said. Martin continued her mission to motivate others, and published her recipes and personal health plan in her book, Daily Greens, 4-Day Cleanse.

  4. 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.

  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.

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