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cleanse

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1 to free from moral guilt or blemish especially ceremonially
  • in an elaborate ritual the priestess cleansed the gathering of supplicants

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2 to remove the dirt from
  • cleanse the wound with soap and water before applying the bandage

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The first known use of cleanse was before the 12th century

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“Cleanse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cleanse. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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