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- Cleansing; purging; abstergent. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
- If he cannot digest a strong and abstersive drug, for to remove his evill, let him at least take a lenitive pill to ease the same.
abstersive (plural abstersives)