Noun Abstersion Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abstersion

Pronunciation:

/əbˈstəːʃn/

Definition:
1.

noun

The act or process of wiping clean, cleansing, scouring, or purging. Also concrete: †an abstersive agent (obsolete).
    Figurative and in figurative contexts.
      ((n.) Act of wiping clean; a cleansing; a purging.)


      Origin:
      Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From Middle French, French abstersion and its etymon post-classical Latin abstersion-, abstersio action of wiping away from classical Latin absters-, past participial stem of abstergēre + -iō.

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