Cleanse (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cleansed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Cleansing.] [AS. clxd6;nsian, fr. clxd6;ne clean. See Clean.]
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?
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