From Latin abluēns, present active participle of abluō (“I wash off or away; cleanse, purify”), from ab (“from, away from”) + luō (“I wash, cleanse”). See lave.
abluent (comparative more abluent, superlative most abluent)
- Washing away; carrying off impurities; detergent.
abluent (plural abluents)
- (medicine) A detergent.
- third-person plural present indicative of abluer
- third-person plural present subjunctive of abluer
- third-person plural future active indicative of abluō