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synonyms for cleanse

  • disinfect
  • purge
  • restore
  • sanitize
  • absolve
  • clarify
  • clean
  • clear
  • expurgate
  • launder
  • lustrate
  • purify
  • refine
  • rinse
  • scour
  • scrub
  • sterilize
  • depurgate
See also synonyms for: cleansed / cleansing
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antonyms for cleanse

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  • adulterate
  • condemn
  • corrupt
  • dirty
  • pollute
  • sentence
  • soil
  • spot
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How to use cleanse in a sentence

He and his team are investigating how well materials such as charcoal can cleanse stormwater.
SALMON ARE DYING OFF AND YOUR CAR TIRES MIGHT BE TO BLAMEKATE BAGGALEYDECEMBER 4, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
When the daughter announced she saw it walking down the hall, they sent the doll away and cleansed the home with holy water.
SOMEONE OUT THERE WANTS TO ADOPT YOUR CREEPY TOYS. THERE’S A MATCHMAKER FOR THAT.MAUREEN O'HAGANOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Soapy suds for cleansing hands and bodies usually contain fragrances.
ANALYZE THIS: PERFUMES FROM EVERYDAY PRODUCTS COLLECT IN DISTANT ICECAROLYN WILKESEPTEMBER 30, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Employees in the vehicles do not have hand sanitizer or another method to cleanse hands while away from the station.
POORLY PROTECTED POSTAL WORKERS ARE CATCHING COVID-19 BY THE THOUSANDS. IT’S ONE MORE THREAT TO VOTING BY MAIL.BY MARYAM JAMEEL AND RYAN MCCARTHYSEPTEMBER 18, 2020PROPUBLICA
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.
WHY CAN’T SCHOOLS GET WHAT THE N.F.L. HAS? (EP. 431)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 10, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Turn away from sin and order thy hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all offence.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.
HIS LAST WEEKWILLIAM E. BARTON
He stood there knowing that I knew that he had done something wrong and he was trying to cleanse himself of it.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
There is neither soap, water, nor towel, to cleanse yourself when you rise in the morning.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
The first milk of the cow after calving, is slightly purgative, which is essential to cleanse the stomach of the calf.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
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WORDS RELATED TO CLEANSE

  • admit
  • asperse
  • besprinkle
  • call
  • christen
  • cleanse
  • denominate
  • dip
  • dub
  • entitle
  • immerse
  • name
  • purify
  • regenerate
  • sprinkle
  • term
  • title
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