- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
CLEANSE, verb transitive
1. To purify; to make clean; to remove filth, or foul matter of any kind, or by any process whateve, as by washing, rubbing, scouring, scraping, purging, ventilation, etc.; as, to cleanse the hands or face to cleanse a garment; to cleanse the bowels; to cleanse a ship; to cleanse an infected house.
4. To purify from guilt. 1 John 1:7.
5. To remove; as, to cleanse a crime.
CLEANSED, participle passive Purified; made clean; purged; healed.
CLEANSER, noun He or that which cleanses; in medicine, a detergent.