Cleanse (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cleansed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Cleansing.] [AS. cl�xd6;nsian, fr. cl�xd6;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? Shak.

 

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