cleanse

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verb \ˈklenz\

Definition of cleanse

cleansed

cleansing

  1. :  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>

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

cleanse

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verb \ˈklenz\

Definition of cleanse for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone or something) clean


CLEANSE Defined for Kids

cleanse

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verb \ˈklenz\

Definition of cleanse for Students

cleansed

cleansing

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


Medical Dictionary

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cleanse

verb \ˈklenz\

Medical Definition of cleanse

cleansed

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cleansing

  1. :  to make clean

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to engage in or undergo a cleanse to remove toxins from the body


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cleanse

noun

Medical Definition of cleanse

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



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