detersive

detersive

[dih-tur-siv]
adjective
1.
cleansing; detergent.
noun
2.
a detersive agent or medicine.

Origin:
1580–90; < Middle French détersif < Latin dēters(us) (past participle of dētergēre; see deterge) + -if -ive

detersively, adverb
detersiveness, noun
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detersive

adjective
having cleansing power [syn: detergent
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