abstersion

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English[edit]

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 title of the work):
      The task of ablution and abstersion being performed.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Lesley, editor (1933) The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7, published 2003, page 9