abstersion

noun
ab·​ster·​sion | \-rzhən, -rsh-\
plural -s

Definition of abstersion 

archaic

: the action or process of cleansing

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First Known Use of abstersion

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abstersion

Middle French, from Latin abstersus (past participle of abstergēre) + Middle French -ion

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