(noun, adjective, verb)


1. cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands

Similar word(s): purifying, ablutionary

2. acting like an antiseptic

Similar word(s): antiseptic, purifying

Sentences with cleansing as an adjective:

- Apply the cleansing cream to your skin.


1. the act of making something clean

- he gave his shoes a good cleaning

Similar word(s): cleaning, cleanup

Definition categories: act, improvement

Sentences with cleansing as a noun:

- Regular skin cleansing may help to prevent acne.


1. present participle of cleanse