Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cleanse

2 senses of cleanse

Sense 1
cleanse, clean -- (clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner")
       => groom, neaten -- (care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed")

Sense 2
cleanse -- (purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins")
       => rid, free, disembarrass -- (relieve from; "Rid the house of pests")

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