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English adjective: cleansing

1. cleansing cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands

SamplesAblutionary rituals.



Antonymsadulterant, adulterating

2. cleansing acting like an antiseptic



Antonymsinfected, septic

English noun: cleansing

1. cleansing (act) the act of making something clean

SamplesHe gave his shoes a good cleaning.

Synonymscleaning, cleanup

Broader (hypernym)improvement

Narrower (hyponym)bathing, depilation, disinfestation, dry cleaning, epilation, housecleaning, purge, purging, purification, sanitation, sanitisation, sanitization, scouring, scrub, scrubbing, spring-cleaning, sterilisation, sterilization, sweeping, washup

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