Cleanse Definition

cleansed, cleanses, cleansing
cleansed, cleanses, cleansing
To make clean, pure, etc.; clean; purge.
Webster's New World
To treat with a regimen intended to remove impurities and promote health.
We drank vegetable juice for a week to cleanse our digestive systems.
American Heritage Medicine
To free from dirt, contamination, or impurities.
Cleansed the wound.
American Heritage Medicine
An act of cleansing.
A cleanse of the digestive system.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Cleanse

  • From Old English clǣnsian, from West Proto-Germanic *klainisōną, from *klainiz (“clean”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English clensen from Old English clǣnsian from clǣne pure, clean

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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