abluent

abluent

[ab-loo-uhnt]
adjective
1.
serving to cleanse.
noun
2.
a cleansing agent.

Origin:
1745–55; < Latin abluent- (stem of abluēns, present participle of abluere to wash away), equivalent to ab- ab- + -lū- combining form of lavere to wash + -ent -ent

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