Definitions for absterge

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  1. absterge(Verb)

    To make clean by wiping; to wipe away; to cleanse; hence, to purge.

  2. Origin: From and absterger or from abstergere, present active infinitive of abstergeo; formed from abs- + tergeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absterge(verb)

    to make clean by wiping; to wipe away; to cleanse; hence, to purge

  2. Origin: [L. abstergere, abstersum; ab, abs + tergere to wipe. Cf. F absterger.]


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