From Old English clǣnsian, from West Proto-Germanic *klainisōną, from *klainiz (“clean”)
cleanse (third-person singular simple present cleanses, present participle cleansing, simple past and past participle cleansed)
- (transitive) To free from dirt; to clean, purify.
- 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly):
- An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.
- (transitive) To spiritually purify; to free from sin or guilt; to purge.
- Bulgarian: пречиствам (bg) (prečistvam)
- Czech: očistit se (cs)
- Hebrew: נטהר (he) (nithár)
- Korean: 정화하다 (ko) (jeonghwahada)
- Polish: oczyścić
- Russian: очищать (ru) (očiščatʹ)
- Spanish: please add this translation if you can