detersive

adjective
de·​ter·​sive | \di-ˈtər-siv, -ziv\

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detersive noun

First Known Use of detersive

1586, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for detersive

Middle French detersif, from Latin detersus, past participle of detergēre to deterge

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detersive

adjective
de·​ter·​sive | \di-ˈtər-siv, -ziv \

Medical Definition of detersive 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to or having detergent or cleansing activity a detersive agent

detersive

noun

Medical Definition of detersive (Entry 2 of 2)

: a cleansing agent : detergent

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