Deterge meaning

dĭ-tûrj
To wash or wipe off (a wound, for example); cleanse.
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To cleanse (a wound, etc.)
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To clean of undesirable material.
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Origin of deterge

  • French déterger from Latin dētergēre dē- de- tergēre to wipe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French déterger, from Latin dētergēre, from dē- + tergēre.

    From Wiktionary