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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 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

Abstergent. Medicines which were formerly supposed to purify or cleanse the blood. ABSORBENT. (Absorbens; from absorbeo, to suck up.) Those medicines are so termed which have no acrimony in themselves, and destroy acidities in the stomach and bowels; such are magnesia, prepared chalk, oyster-shells, crab's claws, &c. ABSTERGENT. ( Abstergens; from abstergo, to cleanse away.) Any application that cleanses or clears away foulness.

Google previewThe dictionary of medical and surgical knowledge, by the editor of the 'Dictionary of useful knowledge'. (1864)

The best abstergent we possess is the Flesh-Brush, which see. ABSTINENCE, from abstineo, to abstain or forego. Abstinence, or forbearance from food, for that is the only sense in which the word is medically understood, is either voluntary, involuntary, or compulsory. VOLUNTARY ABSTINENCE is that deprivation from food practised by religious devotees, especially among Jews, Mahomme- dans, Catholics, Hindoos, and many other Oriental nations and faiths, and is adopted by ...

Google previewWebster's Unabridged Dictionary & Bible (2018)

New Heart English Bible by TruthBeTold Ministry, Noah Webster

○-○ ≍ Abstergent - Webster's 1 Serving to cleanse, detergent. (adjective) 2 A substance used in cleansing; a detergent; as, ...

Google previewBarclay's English Dictionary. With which is incorporated a complete modern gazetteer, a beautiful atlas of maps and also a pronouncing dictionary (1815)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.)

ABSTERGENT,. a. substergens,. Lat.] endued. with. a. cleansing quality ...

Google previewThe American Farmer's Encyclopedia ... By Gouverneur Emerson, of Pennsylvania, Upon the Basis of Johnson's Farmer's Encyclopedia (1857)

by Cuthbert William JOHNSON, Gouverneur Emerson

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. hus plants can only love for two or three days in a solution of blue vitriol (sulphate of copper), of which they absorb a large quantity: while they will live eight or ten days in a solution of nim, of which they absorb only a very little. Branches cut and plunged in the different solutions ...

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 ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological, Technological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, Embracing All the Terms Used in Science, Literature and Art (1858)

by John CRAIG (F.G.S.)

| ABSTERGENT, ab-sterjent, a. Cleansing; having a ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum, Or, Medical Dictionary (1848)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Human and Comparative, Botany, Chemistry, Forensic Medicine, Materia Medica, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Physiology, Practice of Physic, Surgery, Toxicology, and the Different Branches of Natural Sciences Connected with Medicine, Together with a Variety of Information on All These Subjects by Robert Hooper

ABSTERGENT. (Abstergens ; from abstergeo, to cleanse.) Abstersive. Applied to a medicament which cleanses or clears away foulness. Abstensive. See Abstergent. ABSTINENCE. (Abstinentia; from abstineo, to abstain.) The act or habit of refraining from something to which we have a propensity, or in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (2014)

by 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, Gwrtn.) is an excellent abstergent or detergent, and so also are the pods of Acacia concinna. See under “Soap Substitutes ” for other natural abstergents. ABUTA, Aubl. Abuta. rufescens,Aubl.,- DC. Prod, Vol. 1., 103. Said by O'Shaughnessy to be considered Ceylon as an excellent stomachic, and used for the same purpose as Cissampelos ...

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