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Synonyms for cleansing

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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. John Allen:

    There was no chance( Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would keep Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promise, and full blown ethnic cleansing is underway by Turkish supported militias, this is what happens when Trump follows his instincts and because of his alignment with autocrats.

  2. State John Sullivan:

    We condemn the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Burma and the atrocities committed against them.

  3. 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.

  4. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    Russia is trying to make ethnic cleansing in northern Latakia to force all Turkmen and Sunni population who do not have good relations with the regime, they want to expel them, they want to ethnically cleanse this area so that regime and Russian bases in Latakia and Tartus are protected.

  5. Karen Grace:

    The wider issue is people being priced out of London and someone needs to bring attention to it, it is social cleansing...I hope we can win our case and become a symbol of hope for the housing movement.

Translations for cleansing

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

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