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cleanse

verb \ ˈklenz \

Definition of cleanse

cleansed; cleansing
transitive verb
:clean; especially :to rid of impurities by or as if by washing

Examples of cleanse in a Sentence

  1. The cut should be cleansed gently with mild soap and water.

  2. in an elaborate ritual the priestess cleansed the gathering of supplicants

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Origin and Etymology of cleanse

Middle English clensen, from Old English clǣnsian to purify, from clǣne clean


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cleanse

noun

Definition of cleanse

:a very restrictive short-term diet primarily intended to remove toxins from the body
  • Under the supervision of her nutritionist … Gillian Anderson has reportedly participated in cleanses that consist of little more than liquids for 10 days.
  • —J. D. Heiman
  • … told me about her 28-day cleanse, which limits the caffeine, sugar, gluten, dairy and red meat in your diet.
  • —Jon Harris

First Known Use of cleanse

1999



CLEANSE Defined for Kids

cleanse

verb \ ˈklenz \

Definition of cleanse for Students

cleansed; cleansing
:to make clean
  • Cleanse the wound with soap and water.

Medical Dictionary

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cleanse

transitive verb \ ˈklenz \

medical Definition of cleanse

cleansed; cleansing
:to make clean
intransitive verb
:to engage in or undergo a cleanse to remove toxins from the body

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cleanse

noun

medical Definition of cleanse

:a very restrictive short-term diet primarily intended to remove toxins from the body


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