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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cleanse /ˈklɛnz/
 (vt.)使清潔,淨化,使純潔

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cleanse /ˈklɛnz/ 及物動詞
 弄乾淨,消毒,清除,清洗

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cleanse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cleansed p. pr. & vb. n. Cleansing.]  To render clean; to free from fith, pollution, infection, guilt, etc.; to clean.
    If we walk in the light . . . the blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanseth us from all sin.   --1 John i. 7.
 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 cleanse
      v 1: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up
           before you see your grandparents"; "clean your
           fingernails before dinner" [syn: clean]
      2: purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is
         supposed to cleanse you from your sins"