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cleanseverb [T]

uk   /klenz/ us   /klenz/
to make something completely clean: Cleanse the cut/wound thoroughly before you bandage it.
to make someone or something morally clean or pure: to cleanse the thoughts of our hearts Roman Catholics go to confession to be cleansed of their sins.figurative The mayor has promised to cleanse the city of drug dealers (= to remove them from the city).
(Definition of cleanse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cleanseverb [T]

us   /klenz/
to remove all the dirt or harmful substances from something: Thoroughly cleanse the wound and the area around it.
(Definition of cleanse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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