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1. cleansing

noun. ['ˈklɛnzɪŋ'] the act of making something clean.

Synonyms

  • purging
  • spring-cleaning
  • sterilization
  • purification
  • epilation
  • improvement
  • dry cleaning
  • housecleaning
  • scrubbing
  • purge
  • washup
  • cleaning
  • sanitation
  • cleanup
  • depilation
  • sanitisation
  • scrub
  • sweeping
  • disinfestation
  • bathing
  • scouring
  • sanitization

Antonyms

  • fauna
  • improved
  • narrow
  • discriminate

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Words that Rhyme with Cleansing

  • benzing

Example sentences of the word cleansing


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Before starting any cleansing program, speak to your doctor or a licensed nutritionist for more information.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Wet a soft cloth and sprinkle some non-abrasive cleansing powder on it.

3. Adjective
Repeat once each day as your normal cleansing routine.

Quotes containing the word cleansing


1. The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals.
- Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

2. However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.
- Jeanette Winterson

3. I still don't know if things fit together, or if everything will be all right in the end. But I believe that something means something. I believe in cleansing the soul through fun and games. I also believe in love. And I have several good friends, and just one bad one.
- Erlend Loe, Naïve. Super

2. cleansing

adjective. ['ˈklɛnzɪŋ'] cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands.

Synonyms

  • ablutionary

Antonyms

  • convict
  • rehabilitate

3. cleansing

adjective. ['ˈklɛnzɪŋ'] acting like an antiseptic.

Synonyms

  • antiseptic

Antonyms

  • decline
  • keep down
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