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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
cleanse (verb)
- clean , especially to rid of impurities by or as if by washing
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
cleanse (verb)
1.
to free from moral guilt or blemish especially ceremonially
SYNONIMS:
cleanse, purge, sanctify
RELATED WORDS:
amend, improve, refine; heal, regenerate, restore; elevate, ennoble, uplift; absolve, acquit, clear, exonerate, vindicate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
corrupt, debase, debauch, defile, degrade, demean, deprave, pervert, stain, warp; poison, profane, prostitute; sully, tarnish
cleanse (verb)
2.
to remove the dirt from
SYNONIMS:
cleanse, deterge, GI, turn out
RELATED WORDS:
decontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, comb, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, muck (out), rinse, scour, scrub, shampoo, sponge, swab, sweep, vacuum, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, spruce (up), sweeten; pick up, straighten (up), tidy, unclutter
NEAR ANTONYMS:
begrime, muddy; defile, pollute, taint; blacken, discolor
besmirch, dirty, foul, soil, spot, stain, sully
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