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deterge (v.)

"to cleanse, clear away foul or offensive matter from," 1620s, from French déterger (16c.), from Latin detergere "to wipe away, cleanse," from de "off, away" (see de-) + tergere "to rub, polish, wipe," which is of uncertain origin. Related: Deterged; deterging.

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Definitions of deterge

deterge (v.)
wipe away; to wash off or out, cleanse; chiefly in medical use: to clear away foul matter from the body;
This drug is powerful enough to deterge
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