from The Century Dictionary.
- To absterge; cleanse; purify. Sir T. Browne.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To absterge; to cleanse; to purge away.
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From Latin abstersus, perfect passive participle of abstergeō ("wipe off, wipe away"); formed from abs- + tergeō ("wipe").
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