What does cleanse mean?

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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.

    Etymology: From clænsian, from West klainisōnan, from klainiz

  2. cleanseverb

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

    Etymology: From clænsian, from West klainisōnan, from klainiz

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleanseverb

    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  

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  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. 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.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Taking a dip in water anywhere can only clean the body ,but could never cleanse the sins committed and that remains always in the soul.

  3. 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.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Taking a dip in any water can only clean the body externally but could never cleanse the soul internally to absolve a person of own committed sin to the people.

  5. Greg Valliere:

    Of course they want to be on the winning side, but I think there's almost a sense of shame over getting in bed with Trump. If business wants to take a shower and cleanse themselves, I'll happily focus on this change of attitude rather than any self-serving motives.

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