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Definition of the adjective abluent

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  1. Washing away; carrying off impurities; detergent.

Definition of the noun abluent

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noun - plural: abluents

  1. [medicine] A detergent.

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Google previewLexicon Pharmaceuticum, Or a Pharmaceutical Dictionary (1828)

Comprehending the Pharmacopoeias of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, with a Variety of Other Useful Information Relative to Medicine and Pharmacy, Designed Expressly for the Use of Students by Thomas Castle

ALE ABLUENT. (Abluent % from abluo, to wash away.) Abstergent. Medicines which were formerly supposed to purify or cleanse theblood. ABSORBENT. ( Absorbsnt; from abtorbso, to Suck up.) Those medicines are so termed which have no ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1898)

A Complete Encyclopaedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific and Technological by John Ogilvie

See ABLUENT, a.] 1. In a general sense, the act of washing; a cleansing or purification by water; specifically, (a) the washing of the body as a preparation for religious duties, enjoined by Moses and still practised in many countries. There is a ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary (1906)

< ab- luere, wash off: see abluent, a.] 1. In a general sense, the act of washing ; a cleansing or purification by water. — 2. Any ceremonial washing, (a) Among the Oriental races , ...

Google previewPhreno-mnemotechnic Dictionary (1844)

Being a Philosophical Classification of All the Homophonic Words of the English Language : Containing Also Separate Classifications of Geographical, Mythological, Biographical, Scientific, and Technical Homophonic Words, to be Used in the Application of the Phreno-mnemotechnic Principles by Francis Fauvel-Gouraud

linody, opulent, plenty, polyanth, abluent, blind, plant, plaint, upland, bland, ...

Google previewSheridans pronouncing and spelling dictionary (1800)

in which are ascertained both the sound and the meaning of every word in the english language

a letting out Abluent, åb'-lù-ént, a. that has the power of cleaning. Ablution, åb-lù-shổn, f. a&t of cleanfing. Ably, å-blý, a. in an able manner. Ably, ė-bly, is a compound termination equal to able ly, fee bly and ly.

Google previewA Dictionary of Pharmaceutical Science (1882)

A Guide for the Pharmaceutist, Druggist, and Physician ; Containing Concise Explanations of the Various Subjects and Terms of Pharmacy, and Appropriate Selections of the Collateral Sciences by Hiram V. Sweringen

ABLUENT. A medicine which thins, | purifies, or cleanses the blood. | ABLUTION. The purification of bodies by the effusion of a proper liquid, as water 2 ...

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

abluent (ab'lii-ent), adj. cleansing: ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

ABLUENT,. adj. [alluens,. Lat. from. ablue,. to. wash. away.] That which washes clean; that which has the power of cleansing. ABLUT 10N, s. sablatio, Lat. The act of cleansing, or washing clean. The water used in washing: Wash'd by the briny ...

Google previewA Short-hand Dictionary; or, complete Key for translating short-hand writing, etc (1838)

by James NYE

BLNKT-Blanket BLN KVRS-Blankverse B LN R Y-Balneary BLNS-Ableness, balance, blueness BLNT — Abalienate, abluent, blunt BLNTLY-Bluntly BLNTN S- Bluntness BLPSY-Ablepsy BLQTN-Ablaqueation BLQTY-Obliquity BLQY- Obloquy ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3L1U1E1N1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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