detergeo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (off) + tergeō (wipe, polish), tergō.

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present active dētergeō, present infinitive dētergēre, perfect active dētersī, supine dētersum

  1. I wipe off, wipe away, clean by wiping.
  2. (figuratively) I chase away, drive away, remove.
  3. I strip off, beak off.

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

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