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I quite like post-apocalyptic films, things like 'Mad Max' for instance, because they are so full on and there is something quite cleansing about the post-apocalyptic because you can see where we all think we're heading.
Anthony Daniels

Meaning of "cleansing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CLEANSING

cleansing  [ˈklɛnzɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CLEANSING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cleansing is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CLEANSING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cleansing

Cleansing may refer to: ▪ Cleansing, an album by Prong ▪ Ethnic cleansing ▪ Cleanliness ▪ Data cleansing, in data management, the detection and correction of corrupt or inaccurate records ▪ Social cleansing, the elimination of "undesirable" social elements ▪ Detoxification or body cleansing, is a disputed alternative medical practice ▪ Colon cleansing, an alternative medicine involving the use of enemas and diets, often as part of detoxification ▪ Zachistka, multiple Chechen cleansing operations...

Definition of cleansing in the English dictionary

The definition of cleansing in the dictionary is serving or intended to cleanse.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CLEANSING


advertising
ˈædvəˌtaɪzɪŋ
amazing
əˈmeɪzɪŋ
bronzing
ˈbrɒnzɪŋ
closing
ˈkləʊzɪŋ
confusing
kənˈfjuːzɪŋ
freezing
ˈfriːzɪŋ
fundraising
ˈfʌndˌreɪzɪŋ
housing
ˈhaʊzɪŋ
lensing
ˈlɛnzɪŋ
losing
ˈluːzɪŋ
merchandising
ˈmɜːtʃənˌdaɪzɪŋ
opposing
əˈpəʊzɪŋ
organizing
ˈɔːɡənaɪzɪŋ
pleasing
ˈpliːzɪŋ
raising
ˈreɪzɪŋ
rising
ˈraɪzɪŋ
sizing
ˈsaɪzɪŋ
surprising
səˈpraɪzɪŋ
teasing
ˈtiːzɪŋ
zing
zɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CLEANSING

cleaning
cleaning fluid
cleaning lady
cleaning product
cleaning woman
cleanlier
cleanliest
cleanliness
cleanliness is next to godliness
cleanly
cleanness
cleanout
cleansable
cleanse
cleanser
cleansing department
cleanskin
Cleanthes
cleanup
cleanup campaign

WORDS THAT END LIKE CLEANSING

addressing
blessing
crossing
decreasing
dressing
ethnic cleansing
increasing
Lansing
leasing
licensing
missing
nursing
passing
pressing
processing
promising
purchasing
remote sensing
remote-sensing
sing

Synonyms and antonyms of cleansing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CLEANSING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cleansing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cleansing
absolve · clean · clear · lustrate · purge · purify · rinse · scour · scrub · wash

Translation of «cleansing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CLEANSING

Find out the translation of cleansing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cleansing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cleansing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

清洁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

limpieza
570 millions of speakers

English

cleansing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सफाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التطهير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

очищение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

limpeza
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শোধক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nettoyage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pembersihan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Reinigung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

洗浄
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

클렌징
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Reresik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm sạch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साफ करणारे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

temizleyici
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pulizia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oczyszczająca
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

очищення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

curățare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καθαρισμού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

reiniging
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rengöring
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rensing
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cleansing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CLEANSING»

The term «cleansing» is very widely used and occupies the 16.688 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CLEANSING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cleansing

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10 QUOTES WITH «CLEANSING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cleansing.
1
Tori Amos
Some people are afraid of what they might find if they try to analyze themselves too much, but you have to crawl into your wounds to discover where your fears are. Once the bleeding starts, the cleansing can begin.
2
Reza Aslan
'Zeal' is essentially a compromising devotion to God, a commitment to cleansing the Holy Land of all foreign and pagan presences and to re-establish the kingdom of David as God had intended.
3
Sai Baba
Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process.
4
Genelia D'Souza
Considering the regular use of make-up and the fact that I'm under the glare of the harsh shooting lights practically all the time, I'm adamant about using really strong cleansing milk to get the make-up off my skin, and I never sleep with make-up on, however tired I am.
5
Anthony Daniels
I quite like post-apocalyptic films, things like 'Mad Max' for instance, because they are so full on and there is something quite cleansing about the post-apocalyptic because you can see where we all think we're heading.
6
Poppy Delevingne
I would say I spend about an hour a day cleansing and moisturising after all of the make-up I've worn on jobs, and on weekends I tend to go bare-faced to give my skin a bit of a break.
7
Fergie
I use the Clarisonic electronic skin cleansing system. It's great for removing excess oil and make-up and leaves my face feeling really smooth and clean. Then I apply Avon Anew Rejuvenate Day Revitalising Cream and Creme de la Mer Eye Concentrate. I think eye cream is so important - it keeps me looking young and prevents wrinkles.
8
Eva Green
I always start the day with a cup of hot water and lemon - I find it really cleanses and hydrates me. I have very sensitive, dry skin, so I have to be careful about what I put on my face. My must-haves are Dermalogica cleansing gel and L'Or De Vie Creme Riche by Dior, which is thick and nourishing.
9
Lee Haney
A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way to go after each holiday. It is the key to fighting high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
10
Ed Helms
It's incredibly fun to play someone that you don't like. It exorcises your own demons in a way. It's cathartic. We all have things that we don't like about ourselves, little things. And I get to amplify those things and put them out there. It's fun and it has a cleansing effect.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CLEANSING»

Discover the use of cleansing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cleansing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing
A new theory of ethnic cleansing based on the most terrible cases (colonial genocides, the Nazi Holocaust) and cases of lesser violence (early modern Europe, contemporary India).
Michael Mann, 2005
2
Spiritual Cleansing: A Handbook of Psychic Protection
Spiritual Cleansing shows how to: Use incense and flowers to clear the air after arguments Protect yourself from negative energy while you sleep Clean the previous tenant’s vibrations out of your house or apartment Use cleansing baths for ...
Draja Mickaharic, 2012
3
Cellular Cleansing Made Easy: Regenerate Your Health Without ...
It's easy, flexible, and fits into any working person's lifestyle. This is a must read for anyone interested in a drug-free, pain-free life.
Scott Ohlgren, 2003
4
The 28-day Cleansing Program: The Proven Recipe System for ...
Based on his first book, Cellular Cleansing Made Easy, over 12,000 people have now completed Scott Ohlgren's 28-day cleansing program. It's easy. You can eat as much as you want.
Scott Ohlgren, Joann Tomasulo, 2006
5
Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in Twentieth-century Europe
Traces the history of ethnic cleansing and its relationship to genocide and population transfer, illustrating why the practice has grown in incidence in the twentieth century as modern states and societies continue to organize themselves by ...
Norman M. Naimark, 2002
6
Clan Cleansing in Somalia: The Ruinous Legacy of 1991
Clan Cleansing in Somalia establishes that public acknowledgment of the ruinous turn to communal violence is indispensable to social and moral repair, and can provide a gateway for the critical memory work required from Somalis on all sides ...
Lidwien Kapteijns, 2012
7
Liver Cleansing Handbook: How to Keep Your Liver Happy
The Liver Cleansing Handbook will give you information on: - liver distress signals - the liver's role in weight loss - a liver-cleansing menu - safe ways to eliminate toxins - recipes and herbs for liver health
Rhody Lake, 2000
8
The Cleansing of America: A sequel to The Majesty of God's Law
Dr. W. Cleon Skousen spent the majority of his life researching the gospel, the U.S. Constitution, the founding of America and writing numerous books and articles on the topic.
W. Cleon Skousen, 2011
9
Exploring Auras: Cleansing and Strengthening Your Energy Field
Outlines tools and techniques for developing one's ability to perceive auras while sharing guidelines for combating over-sensitivity, protecting one's energy and overcoming psychic imbalances to enable greater health and positive ...
Susan G. Shumsky, 2006
10
Ethnic Cleansing in the USSR, 1937-1949
Describes Stalin's mass deportation of more than two million people of 13 nationalities from their homelands to remote areas of the U.S.S.R. between 1937 and 1949.
J. Otto Pohl, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CLEANSING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cleansing is used in the context of the following news items.
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UNESCO's Irina Bokova Laments ISIS' 'Cultural Cleansing' of …
ISIS' rampant destruction and looting of millennia-old heritage sites amounts to a form of "cultural cleansing," according to the head of the ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
2
Global Study on Cleansing Oil Industry In China Market Report …
The report firstly introduced Cleansing Oil (Global and China Cleansing Oil Industry 2014 Market Research Report) basic information included ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
3
Tour Stage 5 Preview: Sprinting and Cleansing the Palate
Tour Stage 5 Preview: Sprinting and Cleansing the Palate. By Chris Fontecchio @PodiumCafe on Jul 7, 2015, 12:00p +. Richard Lautens, Toronto Star/Getty. «Podium Cafe, Jul 15»
4
Turkmen Fear Ethnic Cleansing, Move to Form Militia Against Kurds …
The military reaction, the Turkmen Assembly claims, is necessary in the face of the “danger of the YPG and the acts of sectarian cleansing it is ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
5
OP-ED: Xenophobia and Ethnic Cleansing in The Dominican …
Currently, ethnic cleansing is being waged in the Dominican Republic against Haitians. This crisis is occurring in the very backyard of the ... «Haitian Times, Jul 15»
6
FTII self cleansing
New Delhi/Pune, Jul 6 (PTI) Actress Pallavi Joshi and National Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua have resigned as members of the Film ... «Niticentral, Jul 15»
7
IG International launches 'cleansing' fruit Fremont Mandarins from …
IG International Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading names in fresh fruits import and export in the country, launched Fremont Mandarins, an oranges like ... «fnbnews.com, Jul 15»
8
City cleansing water system
The city of Brenham has begun what is called a routine “chlorine burnout” to its water distribution system. This treatment is to cleanse the lines ... «Brenham Banner Press, Jul 15»
9
On Gluten, Mindful Meditation and Colon-Cleansing
One of my favorite websites says colon cleansing is a load of you know what. The body has a natural mechanism for disposing of waste ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
10
'Our Town,' A Wonderfully Moving, Emotionally Cleansing Masterpiece
CHAUTAUQUA - If your faith in your fellow man has begun to fail you, hurry out to Chautauqua Institution's Bratton Theater to see a ... «Jamestown Post Journal, Jul 15»

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