detero

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (down, away) + terō (I rub).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active dēterō, present infinitive dēterere, perfect active dētrīvī, supine dētrītum

  1. I rub off, rub away, wear out
  2. I lessen, weaken or impair

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • detero in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879