cleanse-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: make clean or pure

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] CLEANSE NP2
NOTE: May be reflexive.

He cleansed the temple shortly before being crucified.
To make himself worthy, he cleansed himself, fasted, prayed, and
sometimes underwent severe tortures.

VerbNet: cheat-10.6
FrameNet: Grooming
PropBank: cleanse.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2