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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cleanse  \Cleanse\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cleansed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cleansing}.]  [AS.  cl[=ae]nsian,  fr  cl[=ae]ne  clean.  See 
  {Clean}.] 
  To  render  clean;  to  free  from  fith,  pollution,  infection, 
  guilt,  etc.;  to  clean. 
 
  If  we  walk  in  the  light  .  .  .  the  blood  of  Jesus  Christ 
  his  son  cleanseth  us  from  all  sin.  --1  John  i.  7. 
 
  Can'st  thou  not  minister  to  a  mind  diseased,  And  with 
  some  sweet  oblivious  antidote  Cleanse  the  suffed  bosom 
  of  that  perilous  stuff  Which  weighs  upon  the  heart? 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cleansing 
  adj  1:  cleansing  the  body  by  washing;  especially  ritual  washing  of 
  e.g.  hands;  "ablutionary  rituals"  [syn:  {ablutionary}] 
  2:  acting  like  an  antiseptic  [syn:  {purifying}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  making  something  clean;  "he  gave  his  shoes  a  good 
  cleaning"  [syn:  {cleaning},  {cleanup}] 




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