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cleanse

cleanse

 
 
pronunciation:
klenz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cleansed, cleanses, cleansing
definition 1: to make clean; remove dirt from.
synonyms:
clean, wash
antonyms:
defile
similar words:
bathe, deterge, disinfect, launder, lave, mop, purge, sanitize, scour, scrub, shampoo
definition 2: to purify, as of sin or guilt.
synonyms:
purge, purify, wash
similar words:
chasten, defecate, expurgate
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  • cleanser:
    a liquid or powder used for cleaning.
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