abstergent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French, from Latin abstergens, present participle of abstergo (wiping off).

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Adjective[edit]

abstergent (comparative more abstergent, superlative most abstergent)

  1. Cleansing, detergent. [First attested in the early 17th century.][1]

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Noun[edit]

abstergent (plural abstergents)

  1. A substance used to cleanse; a detergent. [First attested in the early 17th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “abstergent” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

abstergent

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of abstergeō