cleanse /ˈklɛnz/ 及物動詞
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.
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"