Definition of Cleansing

1. Noun. The act of making something clean. "He gave his shoes a good cleaning"




2. Adjective. Cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands. "Ablutionary rituals"
Exact synonyms: Ablutionary
Similar to: Purifying
Derivative terms: Ablution

3. Adjective. Acting like an antiseptic.
Exact synonyms: Purifying
Similar to: Antiseptic

Definition of Cleansing

1. Adjective. One that cleanses. ¹

2. Noun. The process of removing dirt, toxins etc. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of cleanse) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cleansing

1. cleanse [v] - See also: cleanse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleansing

cleanouts
cleanroom
cleanrooms
cleans
cleans out
cleans up
cleansable
cleanse
cleansed
cleanser
cleansers
cleanses
cleansest
cleanseth
cleanshaven
cleansing (current term)
cleansing agent
cleansing cream
cleansingly
cleansings
cleanskin
cleanskins
cleantech
cleanup
cleanup hitter
cleanup hitters
cleanup position
cleanup spot
cleanups
clear

Literary usage of Cleansing

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1. Treatment Of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline by Nancy Bergstrom (1997)
"The process of cleansing a wound involves selecting both a wound-cleansing solution and a mechanical means of delivering that solution to the wound. ..."

2. Report to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department by Great Britain Poor Law Commissioners (1842)
"You have been engaged in the cleansing of the metropolis, have you not; —Yes; I have been engaged, and my father before me, in the general carta^i: of ..."

3. Annual Report by Rhode Island, Commissioners of Shell Fisheries (1919)
"REPORT OF THE cleansing OF POLLUTED OYSTERS IN WICKFORD HARBOR. ... In order to find some way of cleansing oysters grown on these polluted grounds so as to ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1864)
"Oñ Improvements in Machinery and Apparatus fur cleansing and Purifying Casks. ... The best cleansing medium is found to be a small quantity of sharp shingle ..."

5. War Crimes in Bosnia-Hercegovina by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Ivana Nizich (1992)
""Ethnic cleansing" and Forcible Displacement After Serbian forces have occupied territory in Bosnia-Hercegovina, brutal measures have been taken to ..."

6. A Practical treatise on the diseases of women by Theodore Gaillard Thomas (1869)
"Another method of cleansing the cervix and cervical canal, and one which I ... Syringe for cleansing the cervix and vagina. water, which is thrown with ..."

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