Cleanse may refer to:

  • Cleanliness, the state of being clean and free from dirt.
  • Detoxification, an alternative medicine approach that proponents claim rids the body of toxins.

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  • cleanse — [klenz] v [T] 1.) to make something completely clean ▪ Use a piece of gauze to cleanse the cut. ▪ The water is cleansed and reused. 2.) to remove everything that is bad or immoral from a person s character, an organization, or a place used… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cleanse — [ klenz ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to clean your skin by using a special liquid or cream: To have perfect skin you must cleanse, tone, and moisturize. a cleansing cream a ) transitive to clean a cut in your skin 2. ) transitive FORMAL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cleanse — (kl[e^]nz), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cleansed} (kl[e^]nzd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleansing}.] [AS. cl[=ae]nsian, fr. cl[=ae]ne clean. See {Clean}.] To render clean; to free from fith, pollution, infection, guilt, etc.; to clean. [1913 Webster] If we walk …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cleanse — (v.) O.E. clænsian to cleanse, purge, purify, chasten, justify, from W.Gmc. *klainson, from *klainoz (see CLEAN (Cf. clean)). Despite its modern spelling (16c.), it retains its M.E. pronunciation. Related: Cleansed; CLEANSING (Cf. cleansing) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cleanse — index decontaminate, expurgate, purge (purify) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cleanse — klenz vt, cleansed; cleans·ing to make clean …   Medical dictionary

  • cleanse — *clean Analogous words: *sterilize, disinfect, sanitize Antonyms: defile, besmirch …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cleanse — [v] make undirty; wash absolve, clarify, clean, clear, depurgate, disinfect, expurgate, launder, lustrate, purge, purify, refine, restore, rinse, sanitize, scour, scrub, sterilize; concept 165 Ant. dirty, soil, spot …   New thesaurus

  • cleanse — ► VERB 1) make thoroughly clean. 2) rid of something unpleasant or unwanted. ► NOUN ▪ an act of cleansing. DERIVATIVES cleanser noun cleansing adjective. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • cleanse — [klenz] vt. cleansed, cleansing [ME clensen < OE clænsian < clæne,CLEAN] to make clean, pure, etc.; clean; purge SYN. CLEAN …   English World dictionary

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