abstergeo

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Etymology[edit]

From abs (away from) + tergeō (rub or wipe off, cleanse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active abstergeō, present infinitive abstergēre, perfect active abstersī, supine abstersum

  1. I wipe off or away; dry by wiping.
  2. (figuratively) I wipe away, drive away, banish, expel, dispel.

Inflection[edit]

  • In surviving Classical sources, the passive voice is limited to the third-person forms.

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