Definition of cleanse
: clean; especially : to rid of impurities by or as if by washing
Recent Examples of cleanse from the Web
Increasing the cadence and refusing to allow projects to fizzle in Linger Land is the equivalent of a corporate wellness cleanse.
A few bites of something less numbing in between to cleanse the palate.
That’s because dessert here is actually a palate-cleansing bowl of nopal sorbet and a shot of Oaxacan mezcal.
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Thursday:Sir James Pub, 316 N. Franklin St., Port Washington, hosts a sour beer tasting at 7:30 p.m. which includes three draft beers, three bottles and specialty cheeses from Cedar Valley to cleanse the palate.
In between courses, we were given a palate cleansing dollop of blood orange sorbet.
As Trump continues his push to kick Mexicans out of the country, everyone says that the Trump administration’s ethnic-cleansing plan will make lettuce rise to $792 a head.
Over the course of a year, Calvin went through more than 500 hours of dialysis, in which a machine does the work of your kidneys, cleansing your blood.
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Origin and Etymology of cleanse
Middle English clensen, from Old English clǣnsian to purify, from clǣne clean
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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
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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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