He emptied the cistern, and cleansed it, with plentiful washings.
He had felt emasculated, nearer to the angels, cleansed of sexuality.
"It was you—the blessed sight of you that cleansed me," I cried.
The stains of sordid traffic shall be cleansed by the dews and the rains.
Similarly, a splinter, if not removed and cleansed, will produce a pus-forming wound.
But God ...