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deterge

[dih-turj] /dɪˈtɜrdʒ/
verb (used with object), deterged, deterging.
1.
to wipe or wash away; cleanse.
2.
to cleanse of impurities or undesirable matter, as a wound.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; (< F) < Latin dētergēre to wipe off, equivalent to dē- de- + tergēre to wipe
Related forms
detergency, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deterge

deterge

/dɪˈtɜːdʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to wash or wipe away; cleanse: to deterge a wound
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dētergēre to wipe away, from de- + tergēre to wipe
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Word Origin and History for deterge
v.

1620s, from French déterger (16c.), from Latin detergere (see detergent).

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