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verb as in make undirty; wash


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He and his team are investigating how well materials such as charcoal can cleanse stormwater.

When the daughter announced she saw it walking down the hall, they sent the doll away and cleansed the home with holy water.

Soapy suds for cleansing hands and bodies usually contain fragrances.

Employees in the vehicles do not have hand sanitizer or another method to cleanse hands while away from the station.

I think it’s to cleanse their image more than anything, to wipe away the judgment and the perception that they are enemies of progress, which is what it seemed like back then.

Underneath minimalistic names like Detox and Cleanse, enticing descriptions of the fluid medicine bags help narrow the choices.

The bucket of water-filled prayers she will use three times to “cleanse away her shame.”

It is bad enough when credulous but healthy people buy worthless cleanse kits and eat too much kale.

With every health trend, every celebrity-endorsed “superfood” and faddish juice cleanse comes the inevitable backlash.

But could something quite sensible lie behind this hokey-sounding separation cleanse?

Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.

Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.

He stood there knowing that I knew that he had done something wrong and he was trying to cleanse himself of it.

There is neither soap, water, nor towel, to cleanse yourself when you rise in the morning.

The first milk of the cow after calving, is slightly purgative, which is essential to cleanse the stomach of the calf.

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On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cleanse, such as: disinfect, purge, restore, sanitize, absolve, and clarify.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.