detersive

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj detersive having cleansing power
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Detersive Cleansing; detergent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • detersive Cleansing; detergent.
    • n detersive A medicine which cleanses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Detersive de-tėr′siv Same as Detergent.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. détersif,

Usage

In literature:

This will increase its detersive qualities.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
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