Definitions

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.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin abstersus, perfect passive participle of abstergeō ("wipe off, wipe away"); formed from abs- + tergeō ("wipe").

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