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


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

      adj 1: cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of
             e.g. hands; "ablutionary rituals" [syn: ablutionary]
      2: acting like an antiseptic [syn: purifying]
      n : the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good
          cleaning" [syn: cleaning, cleanup]