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. 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.

  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. John H Aughey:

    God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.

  4. 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.

  5. Caroline Kaufman:

    Anyone can lose weight in the short-term, whether it's a cookie bar diet, a juice cleanse or a high-protein, low-carb fest, but what can help you keep that weight off? That's the only diet you really want to find. And it's not going to be a diet at all. It's got to be a lifestyle change.

Images & Illustrations of cleanse

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