Synonyms and Antonyms of cleanse
to free from moral guilt or blemish especially ceremonially
- In an elaborate ritual the priestess cleansed the gathering of supplicants.
amend, improve, refine
heal, regenerate, restore
elevate, ennoble, uplift
absolve, acquit, clear, exonerate, vindicate
corrupt, debase, debauch, defile, degrade, demean, deprave, pervert, stain, warp
poison, profane, prostitute
to remove the dirt from
- Cleanse the wound with soap and water before applying the bandage.
decontaminate, purge, purify
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, unclutter