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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Cleanse as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

1 May 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 14 answers for the crossword clue 'Cleanse', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Cleanse a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Cleanse as an answer itself some 96 times.

Cleanse is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Thursday, 13 May 2021 with the answer being PURGE, we also found PURGE to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
  • Purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins; "Purgatory is supposed to cleanse you from your sins"


We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Cleanse'.

  • scalene Of or relating to any of the scalene muscles

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

Relieve from; "Rid the house of pests"

4 Letters

Wash one's face and hands; "She freshened up in the bathroom"

The work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

5 Letters

The act of swimming; "the Englishman said he had a good bathe"

A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

An abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place; "he died in a purge by Stalin"

Washing lightly without soap

The act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water

6 Letters

Remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"

7 Letters

Wipe away; to wash off or out, cleanse; chiefly in medical use: to clear away foul matter from the body; "This drug is powerful enough to deterge"

Convert illegally obtained funds into legal ones

8 Letters

Make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features; "sanitize a document before releasing it to the press"; "sanitize history"; "sanitize the language in a book"

9 Letters

Destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing; "disinfect a wound"

13 Letters

Rid of contamination; "The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city"

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