Cleanse vs Purify - What's the difference?

cleanse | purify |


As verbs the difference between cleanse and purify

is that cleanse is to free from dirt; to clean, purify while purify is to cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities.

cleanse

English

Verb

(cleans)
  • To free from dirt; to clean, purify.
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  • To spiritually purify; to free from sin or guilt; to purge.
  • Anagrams

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    purify

    English

    Verb

  • To cleanse (something), or rid (it) of impurities
  • To free (someone) from guilt or sin
  • Antonyms

    * defile