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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 previewA New Universal Etymological, Technological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1849)

Embracing All Terms Used in Art, Science, and Literature by John Craig (lexicographer.)

Abluent, ab'lu-ent, a. {abluent, Lat ) That which has the power of cleansing. Ablution, ab-lu'shun, ยป. (n6fcrfio,Lat.) The act of cleansing; the water nsed in washing; the rinsing of chemical vessels in water; the enp given without consecration to ...

Google previewA general Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English language (1812)

for the use of schools, foreigners, etc. on the plan of Sheridan by Stephen Jones, Thomas Sheridan

Abluent, Ab-lu- ent, a.

Google previewA Phonographic Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1846)

Abridged from the Octavo by William Bolles

Affluent, abluent, a. abundant, wealthy ; flowing to any part. Afflux, aPfluks, 7u {pi. affluxes), a flowing to.

Google previewThe Ladies' Lexicon, and Parlour Companion ... (1846)

Being Also Particularly Adapted to the Use of Academies and Schools

abluent. ABOARD. adv. On board ; in a ship ; into a ship . ABODE. The preterit of abide. s. abode. ABOL'ISH. v. To annul ; to put an end to ; to destroy. pr. par. abolishing ; past, abolished : s. abol- isher: adj. abolishable.

Google previewPharmaceutical lexicon (1873)

~ ABLUENT. A medicine which thins, purifies, or cleanses the blood. , ABLUTION. The purification of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1783)

Abstracted from the Folio Edition by Samuel Johnson

[abluent, Lat.] That which has the power of cleaning. ABLUTION. /. [ablutk, Lat.] 1. The aa of cleanCng. 2. The rinCngof chemical preparations in water. 3. The cup given, without confecration, to the laity in thepopift churches. To A'B VEGATE.

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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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