cleanse

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cleanse /ˈklɛnz/ verb
cleanses; cleansed; cleansing
cleanse
/ˈklɛnz/
verb
cleanses; cleansed; cleansing
Learner's definition of CLEANSE
[+ object]
: to make (someone or something) clean
see also ethnic cleansing
Usage The verbs clean and cleanse both mean “to make (something or someone) clean.” Cleanse usually refers to making the body or part of the body clean.
It can also refer to making a person's mind, soul, reputation, etc., clean.
Clean is more common than cleanse and its use is less specific.
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