detersive

adjective
de·​ter·​sive | \ di-ˈtər-siv How to pronounce detersive (audio) , -ziv \

Definition of detersive

Other Words from detersive

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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The first known use of detersive was in 1586

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detersive

detest

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“Detersive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/detersive. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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detersive

adjective
de·​ter·​sive | \ di-ˈtər-siv, -ziv How to pronounce detersive (audio) \

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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