abstersion

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See also: abstersión

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Etymology[edit]

Either from (Old French, or from Medieval Latin abstertion), from Latin abstersus, past participle of abstergēo.

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Noun[edit]

abstersion (plural abstersions)

  1. (archaic) Act of wiping clean; a cleansing; a purging. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.][1]
    • (Can we date this quote?), Sir W. Scott, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      The task of ablution and abstersion being performed.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0198605751), page 9