verb \ˈklenz\

: to make (someone or something) clean


Full Definition of CLEANSE

:  clean; especially :  to rid of impurities by or as if by washing

Examples of CLEANSE

  1. The cut should be cleansed gently with mild soap and water.
  2. <in an elaborate ritual the priestess cleansed the gathering of supplicants>

Origin of CLEANSE

Middle English clensen, from Old English clǣnsian to purify, from clǣne clean
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with CLEANSE

CLEANSES Defined for Kids


verb \ˈklenz\

Definition of CLEANSE for Kids

:  to make clean <Cleanse the wound with soap and water.>
Medical Dictionary


transitive verb \ˈklenz\

Medical Definition of CLEANSE

:  to make clean


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