Absterse

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Absterse To absterge; to cleanse; to purge away.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • absterse To absterge; cleanse; purify. Sir T. Browne.
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Usage

In literature:

The best of all these is the shaggy hat, for it makes a very neat abstersion of the fecal matter.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The best of all these is the shaggy hat, for it makes a very neat abstersion of the fecal matter.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
Baptism, immersion in water, abstersion, purification by water, is of the highest antiquity.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 2 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
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