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Synonyms of 'cleanse'

(verb) 
Your body is beginning to cleanse itself of toxins.
Synonyms
purify
Plants can filter and purify the air in your office.
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clear
Firefighters were still clearing rubble from the scene.
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purge
He lay still, trying to purge his mind of anxiety.
(verb) 
Definition
to remove evil or guilt from
Confession cleanses the soul.
Synonyms
absolve
The judicial inquiry absolved the soldiers.
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clear
In a final effort to clear her name, she is writing a book.
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purify
They believe that bathing in the Ganges at certain holy places purifies the soul.
(verb) 
Definition
to remove dirt from
She demonstrated the proper way to cleanse the face.
Synonyms
clean
Her father cleaned his glasses with a paper napkin.
It took half an hour to clean the orange powder off the bath.
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wash
He got a job washing dishes in a pizza parlour.
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scrub
The corridors are scrubbed clean.
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rinse
After washing always rinse the hair in clear water.
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scour
He decided to scour the sink.
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lustrate

Additional synonyms

in the sense of clear
Definition
to free from impurity or blemish
Firefighters were still clearing rubble from the scene.
Synonyms
tidy (up),
sweep away
in the sense of clear
Definition
to prove (someone) innocent of a crime or mistake
In a final effort to clear her name, she is writing a book.
in the sense of purge
Definition
to be purified
He lay still, trying to purge his mind of anxiety.
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