- 1Make (something, especially the skin) thoroughly clean: this preparation will cleanse and tighten the skin (as adjective cleansing) a cleansing creamMore example sentences
- Between two applications of collagen mask, apply the contents of one vial to thoroughly cleansed skin.
- Once a week, she would have a professional come to cleanse her skin, and she continued to have blonde highlights put in her hair.
- He finished cleansing the skin and took out a pad and pen.
- 1.1Rid of something unpleasant or defiling: the mission to cleanse America of subversives
- 1.2Free (someone) from sin or guilt: only God Himself can cleanse usMore example sentences
- We continued to walk toward the forest, as if immersion in the wild lands where she should have roamed free could cleanse us of leaving her in such conditions.
- The same Spirit that empowers us also cleanses us with a purifying fire.
- A little deliberation shows that this is the very essence of repentance and it is known that repentance cleanses a person.
- 1.3 • archaic (In biblical translations) cure (a leper).More example sentences
- Because he healed their lame and cleansed their lepers and brought light to their blind and raised their dead, that is why he died.
- The blind could see, the lame could walk, lepers were cleansed, the deaf could hear, the dead had been raised, and the poor had good news.
- Jesus healed sickness and disease, fed 5,000, restored sight, cleansed lepers and raised the dead.
Old English clǣnsian (verb), from clǣne (see clean).