cleanse

Definitions of cleanse
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v clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

Synonyms:
clean
Types:
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bathe
cleanse the entire body
wash
to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
lave, wash
cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
lather, soap
rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
bath, bathe
clean one's body by immersion into water
douche
direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning
floss
use dental floss to clean
decontaminate
rid of contamination
shower
take a shower; wash one's body in the shower
foment
bathe with warm water or medicated lotions
sponge down
wash with a sponge
scrub, scrub up
wash thoroughly
gargle, rinse
rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash
shampoo
use shampoo on (hair)
hush
wash by removing particles
Type of:
groom, neaten
care for one's external appearance

v purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins

“Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins”
Types:
denazify
free from Nazi ideology or detach from Nazi allegiance
Type of:
disembarrass, free, rid
relieve from

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