Definitions for absterge

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word absterge

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]


Find a translation for the absterge definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these absterge definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"absterge." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 18 Apr. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for absterge? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for absterge:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.