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Noun: cleansing  klen-zing
  1. The act of making something clean
    - cleaning, cleanup
Adjective: cleansing  klen-zing
  1. Cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands
    "cleansing rituals";
    - ablutionary
     
  2. Acting like an antiseptic
    - purifying
Verb: cleanse  klenz
  1. Clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
    - clean
     
  2. Purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins
    "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"

Derived forms: cleansings

See also: antiseptic, purifying

Type of: disembarrass, free, groom, improvement, neaten, rid

Encyclopedia: Cleansing

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