What is the meaning of cleanse?

verb

  • Clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing.
    • usage: "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
  • Purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins.
    • usage: "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"
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APAWordNet. (2010). cleanse. Retrieved April 22, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/cleanse/definitions/1265935
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "cleanse" http://smartdefine.org/cleanse/definitions/1265935 (accessed April 22, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, cleanse, Smart Define, viewed 22 April, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/cleanse/definitions/1265935>.
MLAWordNet. "cleanse" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/cleanse/definitions/1265935>
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