- ablutionary, cleansing - cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands; "ablutionary rituals"
Antonyms: adulterating, adulterant (indirect, via purifying)
- cleansing, purifying - acting like an antiseptic
Antonym: septic (indirect, via antiseptic)
- cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
--1 is a kind of improvement
--1 has particulars:
disinfestation; spring-cleaning; scrub, scrubbing, scouring; dry cleaning; sweeping; purge, purging; purification; sterilization, sterilisation; sanitation, sanitization, sanitisation; depilation, epilation; washup, bathing; housecleaning Derived form: verb cleanse1
- cleanse, clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
--1 is one way to groom, neaten
Derived forms: noun cleanser1, noun cleansing1
They cleanse themselves
- cleanse - purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"
--2 is one way to rid, free, disembarrass
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody