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 said, "What I have cleansed, call thou not unclean."
If the yarn was to be knitted, it had to be washed and cleansed.
The colder it is, the better for the clothes that are to be cleansed.
When shall I rest, and be cleansed from the filthiness which is gone forth out of me?
We cleansed and drained his wounds and left what we could for him.