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cleanse

 
 
pronunciation:
klenz
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: cleanses, cleansing, cleansed
definition: to make clean or pure.
The nurse cleansed the skin before putting the bandages over the wound.
synonyms:
clean, wash
similar words:
bathe, mop, scour, scrub, shampoo
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Word Builder: cleanse +
  • cleanser:
    a liquid or powder used for cleaning.