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Synonyms for cleansingcleans·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleaning, cleansing, cleanupadjective

    the act of making something clean

    "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"

    cleanup position, cleanup spot, killing, cleaning, cleanup

    infected, adulterating, septic, adulterant

  2. ablutionary, cleansingadjective

    cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands

    "ablutionary rituals"

    purifying, ablutionary

    septic, infected, adulterating, adulterant

  3. cleansing, purifyingadjective

    acting like an antiseptic

    purging, purgatorial, purifying, ablutionary

    infected, septic, adulterant, adulterating

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cleansingnoun

    purification, purifying

  2. cleansingadjective

    purifying, purgative, abstergent, cathartic

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cleansingadjective

    detergent, abstergent, abstersive, detersive, purifying

  2. cleansingnoun

    purification, detersion, purgation, abstersion, lustration, expurgation

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  1. Shorsh Hassan:

    We will continue cleansing one village after another, and after that, we will continue to liberate all of Rojava and all Syrian soil from this terrorist organization Daesh, this is the promise we have made to ourselves and to the Kurdish and Syrian people.

  2. United States:

    I don't remember when was the last time I heard my parents' voice, i ask the United States government, United Nations and all other foreign governments to take immediate action to stop this brutal attempted ethnic cleansing.

  3. Daniel Sullivan:

    By enslaving women, ISIS is effectively cleansing the lands of Yazidi and other minority groups of their ethnic identity.

  4. Ritchie Torres:

    We can not afford to have a Democratic Party that devours The Progressive Caucus and any attempt at ideological cleansing is going to end in political paralysis and gridlock. We have to proceed with a unified front and with a sense of urgency.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    We are witnessing ethnic cleansing in Syria by Turkey, the destruction of a reliable ally in the Kurds, and the reemergence of ISIS (Islamic State).

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Translations for cleansing

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  • detergenteItalian
  • очищающий, очищение, чисткаRussian
  • rengörande, rensning, rengöring, renande, reningSwedish

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