Synonyms of 'cleanse'
1 purifyDictionary, clear, purgeYour body is beginning to cleanse itself of tobacco toxins.
2 absolveDictionary, clear, purgeConfession cleanses the soul.
3 cleanDictionary, wash, scrubShe demonstrated the proper way to cleanse the face.
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When you clear an area or place or clear something from it, you remove things from it that you do not want to be there.
Firemen were still clearing rubble from the scene of the explosion.
If someone is cleared, they are proved to be not guilty of a crime or mistake.
In a final effort to clear her name, she is writing a book.
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Thesaurus for cleanse from the Collins English Thesaurus
To cleanse a place, person, or organization of something dirty , unpleasant , or evil means to make them free from it.