Word Summary
katharismos: a cleansing
Original Word: καθαρισμός
Transliteration: katharismos
Phonetic Spelling: (kath-ar-is-mos')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: a cleansing
Meaning: a cleansing
Strong's Concordance
cleansing, purification

From katharizo; a washing off, i.e. (ceremonially) ablution, (morally) expiation -- cleansing, + purge, purification(-fying).

see GREEK katharizo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2512: καθαρισμός

καθαρισμός, καθαρισμοῦ, (καθαρίζω), a cleansing, purification; a ritual purgation or washing (Vulg.purgatio, pnrifcatio, emundatio): used with a genitive of the subjunctive, τῶν Ἰουδαίων, of the washings of the Jews before and after their meals, John 2:6; without a genitive, of baptism (a symbol of moral cleansing), John 3:25; with a genitive of the object, and that a person — of the levitical purification of women after childbirth, Luke 2:22; and of lepers, Mark 1:44; Luke 5:14; with a genitive of the thing, ἁμαρτιῶν or ἁμαρτημάτων, a cleansing from the guilt of sins (see καθαρίζω, 1 b. β.): wrought now by baptism, 2 Peter 1:9, now by the expiatory sacrifice of Christ, Hebrews 1:3 on which cf. Kurtz, Commentary, p. 70; (Exodus 30:10; τῆς ἁμαρτίας μου, Job 7:21; of an atonement, Lucian, asin. 22).