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.
Old English clænsunge "cleansing, purifying, castigation; chastity, purity," verbal noun from the root of cleanse. As a present participle adjective, attested from c.1300.