Definitions in relation to their use in kangaroo words, taken from Google Dictionary, and edited for formatting.
Kangaroo word: cleanse
Joey word: clean
cleanse (verb): rid of something seen as unpleasant, unwanted, or defiling.
clean (verb): make free of dirt, marks, or mess, especially by washing, wiping, or brushing.
The letters C, L, E, A, and N found within the kangaroo word “cleanse” arrange in the listed order to complete the joey word “clean”. While a word can have multiple definitions, in relation to their use with kangaroo words, these two words share a similar meaning: free of something unwanted.