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Definition of the verb absterge

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verb - inflections: absterged | absterging | absterges

  1. [transitive] To make clean by wiping; to wipe away; to cleanse; hence, to purge.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

To ABSTERGE, v. n. [abstergo, Latin.] To cleanse by wiping ; to wipe. • ABSTERGENT, adj. Cleansing ; having a cleansing quality. Abstergents, or abstersive medicines, are medicines of a saponaceous nature, fufch as soap itself, and are ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1805)

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar by Samuel Johnson

[See Absterge.] ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ABSTERGE Trans.Verb. (Latin, abstergere < ab= away + tergere = to wipe.) To expunge; to wipe away; to clean.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

absterge (ab-stèrj"), "...t.; pret. and pp. absterged, #. absterging. [( L. abstergöre, wipe off, (abs, off, + tergåre, wipe: see terse.] 1. To wipe, or make clean by wiping; wash away. Baths are used to absterge, belike, that ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

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

ABSOLUTELY 13 ABSTERGE Absolutely (ab'so-lut-li), adv. Completely; wholly; without restriction, limitation, or qualification; unconditionally; positively; peremptorily. Absolutely vrc cannot discommend, we cannot absolutely approve, cither ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) by Eminent Writers, English and Foreign (1889)

With Illustrations and Woodcuts by Adela Harriet Sophia Bagot Wodehouse

5 (Absterge Ch. Ch., ...

Google previewThe imperial encyclopaedic dictionary (1901)

a new and exhaustive work of reference to the English language, defining over 250,000 words, with a full account of their origin, pronunciation and use. Comprising a general encyclopaedia of art, science, invention and discovery; a gazetteer and atlas of the world; a compendious dictionary of universal biography, etc by Robert Hunter

absterge. 2. To cans« a material body to disappear in some more or less analogous way, as, for instance, by Are ; to swallow up. "The final flames of destiny absorb The world, consumed in one enormous pyre !" Coieper: Transi, of Milton.

Google previewA dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the author. To which is prefixed, an English grammar. To this ed. are added, a history of the English language [&c.]. (1768)

by Samuel Johnson

To ABSTERGE, v. a. [absiergt, Lit] To cleanse by wiping. A' BSTERGENT. ». Cleansing; havhnja cteans- inaoqualny. To ABSTERGE. [See A »»Ti«oi.] ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

[See Absterge.} cleanse, to purity ; a word very little in use-, less analogical than absterge — Nor will we affi that iron receiveth, in the stomach of the ostr no alteration ; but we suspect this effect ra from corrosion than digestion ; not any tend< to ...

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Video shows what absterge means. To make clean by wiping; to wipe away; to cleanse; to purge.. absterge pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by ...

Scrabble value of A1B3S1T1E1R1G2E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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