You may have to partake in a “cleansing ritual” that includes having unprotected sex with strange men.
Americans spend millions of dollars a year on “cleansing and detoxification” products.
For Morris, the cleansing of Arabs from Israel or Greater Israel is preferable to a shared, democratic alternative.
I went for a cleansing hike, then returned to the studio and started a completely different novel.
Thankfully we can wash civilization and its discontents right out of our system by cleansing ourselves.
After cleansing them, sprinkle with powdered bayberry bark, or bloodroot.
It seemed to her, too, that she would be helping him by cleansing him a little.
They had not been guilty of any new sins, but were in doubt as to their standing before God, and wanted pardon and cleansing.
But the old joy, the sense of purity and cleansing, did not come.
Pumice and sand are at times added to soap to aid in the removal of dirt in cleansing the hands.
Old English clænsunge "cleansing, purifying, castigation; chastity, purity," verbal noun from the root of cleanse. As a present participle adjective, attested from c.1300.