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Definition of Cleansing

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cleaning, removing impurities; washing, removing dirt; cleanup
that acts as an antiseptic; of or pertaining to washing the body; ablutionary
wash, remove dirt
Cleansing Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
Cleansing Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Cleanse
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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The ruthless clearances of the populace from areas that were taken over by forces of an opposing ethnic or religious group.
Coined by western journalists during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Carthiad = n. a cleansing
Glanawl = a. cleansing
Glanhad = n. a cleansing
Glanweithiad = n. cleansing
Gogarth = n. that is cleansing
Purol = a. purifying, cleansing
WordNet 2.0

1. the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
(synonym) cleaning, cleanup
(hypernym) improvement
(hyponym) disinfestation
(derivation) cleanse, clean

1. cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands; "ablutionary rituals"
(synonym) ablutionary
(similar) purifying
2. acting like an antiseptic
(synonym) purifying
(similar) antiseptic

1. clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
(synonym) clean
(hypernym) groom, neaten
(hyponym) bathe
(derivation) cleansing agent, cleanser, cleaner
2. purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"
(hypernym) rid, free, disembarrass
(hyponym) denazify
Cleansing Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Cleansing may refer to:
  • Cleansing (album), an album by Prong
  • Ethnic cleansing
  • Cleanliness
  • Data cleansing, in data management, the detection and correction of corrupt or inaccurate records
  • Social cleansing, the elimination of "undesirable" social elements
  • Detoxification (alternative medicine) or body cleansing, is a disputed alternative medical practice
    • Colon cleansing, an alternative medicine involving the use of enemas and diets, often as part of detoxification
  • Zachistka (disambiguation), multiple Chechen cleansing operations

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Cleansing Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
purity; cleansing; press
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Purification. Includes both physical washing and psychic cleaning.
Book of Shadows
Purification through a ritual bath (often with a handful of sea salt thrown in) and through meditation to cleanse the psyche. Traditionally performed before every ritual.