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Definition of Cleansing

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cleaning, removing impurities; washing, removing dirt; cleanup
that acts as an antiseptic; of or pertaining to washing the body; ablutionary
wash, remove dirt
Cleansing Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
purgatio
Cleansing Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Cleanse
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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Meaning
The ruthless clearances of the populace from areas that were taken over by forces of an opposing ethnic or religious group.
Origin
Coined by western journalists during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s.
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Carthiad = n. a cleansing
Glanawl = a. cleansing
Glanhad = n. a cleansing
Glanweithiad = n. cleansing
Gogarth = n. that is cleansing
Purol = a. purifying, cleansing
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
(synonym) cleaning, cleanup
(hypernym) improvement
(hyponym) disinfestation
(derivation) cleanse, clean

Adjective
1. cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands; "ablutionary rituals"
(synonym) ablutionary
(similar) purifying
2. acting like an antiseptic
(synonym) purifying
(similar) antiseptic

Verb
1. clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
(synonym) clean
(hypernym) groom, neaten
(hyponym) bathe
(derivation) cleansing agent, cleanser, cleaner
2. purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"
(hypernym) rid, free, disembarrass
(hyponym) denazify
Cleansing Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Cleansing may refer to:
  • Cleansing (album), an album by Prong
  • Ethnic cleansing
  • Cleanliness
  • Body cleansing or detoxification—disputed alternative medical practice
    • Colon cleansing
  • Data cleansing—in data management, the detection and correction of corrupt or inaccurate records
  • Social cleansing, the elimination of "undesirable" social elements
  • Zachistka (disambiguation), multiple Chechen cleansing operations

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Cleansing Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
purity; cleansing; press
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Occult101
Purification. Includes both physical washing and psychic cleaning.
Book of Shadows
Purification through a ritual bath (often with a handful of sea salt thrown in) and through meditation to cleanse the psyche. Traditionally performed before every ritual.