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Definition of the adjective abstergent

What does abstergent mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Serving to cleanse, detergent.

Definition of the noun abstergent

What does abstergent mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abstergents

  1. A substance used in cleansing; a detergent; as, soap is an abstergent.

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Google previewA pentaglot dictionary of the terms employed in anatomy, physiology, pathology [&c.]. (1845)

by Shirley Palmer

Remedes abster- gens, F — abstergentia, L., — abfuhrungs- mittel, G., — abstergent or abstersive remedies — are applications which possess the property of cleansing organic surfaces from the viscid matters, or sordes, which adhere to them.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1889)

by Sir George Watt

Abstergent — A term applied in Pharmacy to a substance such as Fuller's earth, which has a cleansing property. The Soap-nut (Sapindus Mukorossi, Gartn.) is an excellent abstergent or detergent, and so also are the pods of Acacia concinna.

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1839)

A New Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise Account of the Various Subjects and Terms; with a Vocabulary of Synonymes in Different Languages, and Formulæ for Various Officinal and Empirical Preparations, &c by Robley Dunglison

Abstergentia, Detergents. Abstersivus, Abstergent. Abstersorius, Abstergent. Alma dc sci-meme ...

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1848)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

Abstergent, ab-ster jent, a. Cleansing; having a cleansing quality. Abstergents, ab -ster 'jenta, s. phi. Lotions and other applications for cleansing sores, as soap and water.

Google previewWebster's Academic Dictionary (1895)

A Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster

ABSTERGENT. or over In various directions ; here and there In. 4. N'eir ; not far from. 5- Engaged in. 6. On the point of. 7 Concerning ; with regard to. — - adv. 1. On all aides ; around. 2. Round the outside ; circuitously. 3. Here and there ...

Google previewThe American Farmer's Encyclopedia (1858)

Embracing All the Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry, and the Use of Mineral, Vegetable and Animal Manures, with Descriptions and Figures of American Insects, Injurious to Vegetation. Being a Complete Guide for the Cultivation of Every Variety of Garden and Field Crops. Illustrated by Numerous Engravings of Grasses, Grains, Animals, Implements, Insects, Etc by Cuthbert William Johnson, Gouverneur Emerson

ABSTERGENT REMEDIES, in farriery, are those used for the purpose of resolving or discussing tumours and concrctions on the joints and other ...

Google previewThe Farmer's Encyclopedia (1844)

And Dictionary of Rural Affairs; Embracing All the Most Recent Discoveries in Agricultural Chemistry by Cuthbert William Johnson

ABSTERGENT REMEDIES. experiments which we have before detailed is, that the disorganized tissue of the spongelets appears to give a much freer passage to the Juices than that which had been uninjured. Thus plants can only live for two ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous (1891)

Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule

Cathartic, abstergent, abstersive, cleansing, purifying, evacuant, detersive, deter* gent. Purgative, n. (Med.) Purge, physic, cathartic, scourer, purgative medicine. Purgatory, a. Cleansing, expiatory. Purgatory, «. Limbo, hell, infernal regions, ...

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Abstergent Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1B3S1T1E1R1G2E1N1T1

The value of this 10-letter word is 13 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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