Synonyms and Antonyms of cleanse
1 to free from moral guilt or blemish especially ceremonially in an elaborate ritual the priestess cleansed the gathering of supplicants Synonyms of cleanse purify, purge, sanctifyWords Related to cleanse amend, improve, refine; heal, regenerate, restore; elevate, ennoble, uplift; absolve, acquit, clear, exonerate, vindicateNear Antonyms of cleanse corrupt, debase, debauch, defile, degrade, demean, deprave, pervert, stain, warp; poison, profane, prostitute; sully, tarnish
2 to remove the dirt from cleanse the wound with soap and water before applying the bandage Synonyms of cleanse clean, deterge, GI, turn outWords Related to cleanse decontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, comb, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, muck (out), rinse, scour, scrub, shampoo, sponge, swab, sweep, vacuum, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, spruce (up), sweeten; pick up, straighten (up), tidy, unclutterNear Antonyms of cleanse begrime, muddy; defile, pollute, taint; blacken, discolorAntonyms of cleanse besmirch, dirty, foul, soil, spot, stain, sully
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