cleansable, adj.
/klenz/, v., cleansed, cleansing.
1. to make clean.
2. to remove by or as if by cleaning: to cleanse sin from the soul.
3. to become clean.
[bef. 900; ME clensen, OE claensian, equiv. to claene CLEAN + -si- v. suffix + -an inf. suffix]
Syn. 1. See clean.

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