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Definition 1: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing - [verb of body]

Samples where cleanse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clean up before you see your grandparents
  • clean your fingernails before dinner

Synonyms for cleanse in the sense of this definition

(cleanse is a kind of ...) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

(... is a kind of cleanse ) cleanse the entire body

"bathe daily"

(... is a kind of cleanse ) to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking

"The cat washes several times a day"

(... is a kind of cleanse ) cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

(... is a kind of cleanse ) rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning

(... is a kind of cleanse ) direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning

(... is a kind of cleanse ) use dental floss to clean

"floss your teeth after every meal"

(... is a kind of cleanse ) rid of contamination

"The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city"

Definition 2: purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins - [verb of change]

Samples where cleanse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins

(cleanse is a kind of ...) relieve from

"Rid the house of pests"

(... is a kind of cleanse ) free from Nazi ideology or detach from Nazi allegiance

"Germany was denazified after WW II" "The highest judges were never denazified"

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