Definitions for abstergent

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  1. abstergent(Noun)

    A substance used in cleansing; a detergent; as, soap is an abstergent.

  2. abstergent(Adjective)

    Serving to cleanse, detergent.

  3. Origin: From abstergens, past preterite of abstergo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abstergent(adj)

    serving to cleanse, detergent

  2. Abstergent(noun)

    a substance used in cleansing; a detergent; as, soap is an abstergent

  3. Origin: [L. abstergens, p. pr. of abstergere.]


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