1 cleansing the body by washing; especially ritual washing of e.g. hands; "ablutionary rituals" [syn: ablutionary]
2 acting like an antiseptic [syn: purifying] n : the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning" [syn: cleaning, cleanup]
- The process of removing dirt, toxins etc.
- Regular skin cleansing may help to prevent acne.
Cleansing may refer to:
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