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cleansing

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  • verbmake undirty; wash
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Synonyms for cleansing

verb make undirty; wash
  • disinfect
  • purge
  • restore
  • sanitize
  • absolve
  • clarify
  • clean
  • clear
  • expurgate
  • launder
  • lustrate
  • purify
  • refine
  • rinse
  • scour
  • scrub
  • sterilize
  • depurgate

Antonyms for cleansing

  • adulterate
  • condemn
  • corrupt
  • dirty
  • pollute
  • sentence
  • soil
  • spot
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to cleansing

ablution

noun. washing
  • bath
  • cleansing
  • decontamination
  • lavation
  • purification
  • shower
  • showering

bath

noun. washing with water and, usually, soap
  • ablution
  • cleansing
  • dip
  • douche
  • dousing
  • gargle
  • laving
  • scrubbing
  • shower
  • soak
  • soaking
  • soaping
  • sponging
  • tub
  • wash

catharsis

noun. purging, purification

cathartic

adjective. purging

distillation

noun. distillate

scrubbing

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