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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleanse, clean(verb)

    clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

    "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

    Synonyms:
    pick, scavenge, clean, make clean, houseclean, clean house, strip

  2. cleanse(verb)

    purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins

    "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"

    Synonyms:
    clean

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cleanse

    To clean is to make clean by removing dirt, impurities, or soil of any kind. Cleanse implies a worse condition to start from, and more to do, than clean. Hercules cleansed the Augean stables. Cleanse is especially applied to purifying processes where liquid is used, as in the flushing of a street, etc. We brush clothing if dusty, sponge it, or sponge it off, if soiled; or sponge off a spot. Furniture, books, etc., are dusted; floors are mopped or scrubbed; metallic utensils are scoured; a room is swept; soiled garments are washed; foul air or water is purified. Cleanse and purify are used extensively in a moral sense; wash in that sense is archaic. Compare AMEND.

    Synonyms:
    brush, clean, disinfect, dust, lave, mop, purify, rinse, scour, scrub, sponge, sweep, wash, wipe

    Antonyms:
    befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, contaminate, corrupt, debase, defile, deprave, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, vitiate

    Preposition:
    Cleanse of or from physical or moral defilement; cleanse with an instrument; by an agent; the room was cleansed by the attendants with soap and water.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cleanse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    purify, clean, make clean, free from dirt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    purify, clean, purge, wash

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