lessive

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lixīva, noun use of the adjective lixīvus (made into lye), from the use aqua lixīva. Compare Italian lisciva, Spanish lejía, Romanian leșie, Sardinian lissía.

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Noun[edit]

lessive f (plural lessives)

  1. laundry
  2. laundry detergent

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