Deterging
Deterge De*terge", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deterged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deterging}.] [L. detergere, detersum; de + tergere to rub or wipe off: cf. F. d['e]terger.] To cleanse; to purge away, as foul or offending matter from the body, or from an ulcer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • deterging — v. cleanse, wash out; wipe away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Deterge — De*terge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deterged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deterging}.] [L. detergere, detersum; de + tergere to rub or wipe off: cf. F. d[ e]terger.] To cleanse; to purge away, as foul or offending matter from the body, or from an ulcer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deterged — Deterge De*terge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deterged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deterging}.] [L. detergere, detersum; de + tergere to rub or wipe off: cf. F. d[ e]terger.] To cleanse; to purge away, as foul or offending matter from the body, or from an ulcer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detersion — De*ter sion, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]tersion. See {Deterge}.] The act of deterging or cleansing, as a sore. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deterge — transitive verb (deterged; deterging) Etymology: French or Latin; French déterger, from Latin detergēre, from de + tergēre to wipe Date: circa 1623 to wash off ; cleanse • deterger noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deterge — detergency, n. /di terrj /, v.t., deterged, deterging. 1. to wipe or wash away; cleanse. 2. to cleanse of impurities or undesirable matter, as a wound. [1615 25; ( < F) < L detergere to wipe off, equiv. to de DE + tergere to wipe] * * * …   Universalium

  • ablution — n 1. cleansing, purification, purifying, depuration, depurating, purge, purging, mundifying, epuration, lustration, lustrating; decontamination, decontaminating, depollution, depolluting, sanitization, sanitizing, antisepsis; baptizing,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bath — n 1. wash, washing, cleaning, Both Brit. Inf. tub, tubbing; lavation, lavage, laving, cleansing, ablution; immersion, submergence, dunk, dunking, dip, dipping; soak, soaking, douse, dousing, rinse, rinsing, flush, flushing, shower, showering,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • purification — n 1. sanitization, sanitizing, sanitating, depuration, depurating; depollution, depolluting, freshening, deodorizing, decontamination, decontaminating, disinfection, disinfecting, antisepticizing; cleansing, detersion, deterging, mundification,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • removal — n 1. taking off, shedding, casting off, throwing off, dropping; throwing overboard, jettison; divestiture, stripping, uncovering, exposing, baring; undressing, unclothing, undraping, disrobing; exfoliation, Pathol. desquamation, peeling off,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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