Definition of cleanse
: clean; especially : to rid of impurities by or as if by washing
Examples of cleanse in a sentence
The cut should be cleansed gently with mild soap and water.
in an elaborate ritual the priestess cleansed the gathering of supplicants
Origin and Etymology of cleanse
Middle English clensen, from Old English clǣnsian to purify, from clǣne clean
First Known Use: before 12th century
CLEANSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cleanse for English Language Learners
: to make (someone or something) clean
CLEANSE Defined for Kids
Definition of cleanse for Students
: to make clean Cleanse the wound with soap and water.
Medical Definition of cleanse
: a very restrictive short-term diet primarily intended to remove toxins from the body
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