Synonyms of 'cleanse'
1 purifyDictionary, clear, purge
Your body is beginning to cleanse itself of tobacco toxins.
2 absolveDictionary, clear, purge
Confession cleanses the soul.
3 cleanDictionary, wash, scrub
She demonstrated the proper way to cleanse the face.
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If a report or investigation absolves someone from blame or responsibility, it formally states that he or she is not guilty or is not to blame.
The judicial inquiry absolved the soldiers.
If you clean something or clean dirt off it, you make it free from dirt and unwanted marks, for example by washing or wiping it. If something cleans easily, it is easy to clean.
Her father cleaned his glasses with a paper napkin.
It took half an hour to clean the orange powder off the bath.
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.