English verb: cleanse
|1.||cleanse (body) clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing|
|Samples||Clean up before you see your grandparents.|
Clean your fingernails before dinner.
|Examples||They cleanse themselves|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||groom, neaten|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bath, bathe, bathe, decontaminate, douche, floss, lather, lave, soap, wash, wash|
|2.||cleanse (change) purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins|
|Samples||Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins.|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||disembarrass, free, rid|