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Cleansing may refer to:

  • Ethnic cleansing, the systematic forced removal of ethnic or religious groups from a given territory by a more powerful ethnic group
  • Cleanliness, the abstract state of being clean and free from dirt, and the process of achieving and maintaining that state
  • Data cleansing, in data management, the detection and correction of corrupt or inaccurate records
  • Social cleansing, the elimination of "undesirable" social elements
  • Detoxification (alternative medicine) 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
  • Cleansing (album), an album by Prong
  • "The Cleansing", a song by Overkill from the album The Killing Kind
  • Zachistka ("cleansing operation"), house-to-house operations mostly associated with the reinstatement of Russian rule in Chechnya

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