Definitions of cleansing

n the act of making something clean

cleaning, cleanup
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the activity of getting rid of vermin
the activity of cleaning a house thoroughly at the end of winter
scouring, scrub, scrubbing
the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
dry cleaning
the act of cleaning (fabrics) with a solvent other than water
the act of cleaning with a broom
purge, purging
an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
sterilisation, sterilization
the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
sanitation, sanitisation, sanitization
making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing
depilation, epilation
the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin)
bathing, washup
the act of washing yourself (or another person)
the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
mopping, swabbing
cleaning with a mop
abreaction, catharsis, katharsis
(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
catharsis, katharsis, purgation
purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
pasteurisation, pasteurization
partial sterilization of foods at a temperature that destroys harmful microorganisms without major changes in the chemistry of the food
shave, shaving
the act of removing hair with a razor
removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root
shower, shower bath
washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
you soak and wash your body in a bathtub
sponge bath
you wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtub
Turkish bath, steam bath, vapor bath, vapour bath
you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower
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the act of improving something

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

freeing from noxious matter

adj acting like an antiseptic

thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms

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