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abstersive

[ab-stur-siv] /æbˈstɜr sɪv/
adjective
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin abstersīvus, equivalent to Latin absters(us), past participle of abstergēre (see abstergent) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
abstersiveness, noun
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