Abluent
Abluent Ab"lu*ent, a. [L. abluens, p. pr. of. abluere to wash away; ab + luere (lavere, lavare). See {Lave}.] Washing away; carrying off impurities; detergent. -- n. (Med.) A detergent. [1913 Webster]

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  • abluent — [ab′lo͞o ənt] adj. [L abluens, prp. of abluere: see ABLUTION] that makes clean n. any substance used for cleaning …   English World dictionary

  • abluent — /ab looh euhnt/, adj. 1. serving to cleanse. n. 2. a cleansing agent. [1745 55; < L abluent (s. of abluens, prp. of abluere to wash away), equiv. to ab AB + lu comb. form of lavere to wash + ent ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • abluent — /ab looh euhnt/, adj. 1. serving to cleanse. n. 2. a cleansing agent. [1745 55; < L abluent (s. of abluens, prp. of abluere to wash away), equiv. to ab AB + lu comb. form of lavere to wash + ent ENT] …   Useful english dictionary

  • abluent — 1. adjective /æbˈluənt/ Washing away; carrying off impurities; detergent. 2. noun /æbˈluənt/ A detergent …   Wiktionary

  • abluent — 1. Cleansing. 2. Anything with cleansing properties. [L. abluens, fr. ab luo, to wash off] * * * ab·lu·ent (abґloo ənt) 1. detergent. 2. a cleansing agent …   Medical dictionary

  • abluent — /ˈæbluənt/ (say abloohuhnt) adjective 1. cleansing. –noun 2. a cleansing agent; a detergent. {Latin abluens, present participle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • abluent —   n. & a. Medicine, cleansing (substance) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Ablution — Ab*lu tion, n. [L. ablutio, fr. abluere: cf. F. ablution. See {Abluent}.] 1. The act of washing or cleansing; specifically, the washing of the body, or some part of it, as a religious rite. [1913 Webster] 2. The water used in cleansing. Cast the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abluvion — Ab*lu vi*on, n. [LL. abluvio. See {Abluent}.] That which is washed off. [R.] Dwight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ablution — ablutionary, adj. /euh blooh sheuhn/, n. 1. a cleansing with water or other liquid, esp. as a religious ritual. 2. the liquid thus used. 3. a washing of the hands, body, etc. [1350 1400; ME < L ablution (s. of ablutio), equiv. to ablut(us), ptp.… …   Universalium

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