abstersive

adjective
ab·​ster·​sive | \ -rsiv, -rz- \

Definition of abstersive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: abstergent

abstersive

noun
plural -s

Definition of abstersive (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete
: abstergent

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First Known Use of abstersive

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abstersive

Adjective

Middle French abstersif, from Latin abstersus + Middle French -if -ive

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“Abstersive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abstersive. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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