Cleansing
Cleanse Cleanse (kl[e^]nz), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cleansed} (kl[e^]nzd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleansing}.] [AS. cl[=ae]nsian, fr. cl[=ae]ne clean. See {Clean}.] To render clean; to free from fith, pollution, infection, guilt, etc.; to clean. [1913 Webster]

If we walk in the light . . . the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanseth us from all sin. --1 John i. 7. [1913 Webster]

Can'st thou not minister to a mind diseased, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the suffed bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart? --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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