catharsis (part of speech: noun)
purifying (part of speech: verb)
cleaning (part of speech: verb)
- O, how precious his cleansing blood appeared to me! - "A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences", Laura S. Haviland.
- A few potatoes sliced, and boiling water poured over them, makes an excellent preparation for cleansing and stiffening old rusty black silk. - "The American Frugal Housewife", Lydia M. Child.
- All about her she heard the busy noises of the country morning; soft voices, men's calls, the stamping of farm horses, the clatter of the household ware, the splash of cleansing water poured, the hissing kettle; but she saw no one. - "In the Border Country", Josephine Daskam Bacon.