Detersive Definition

dĭ-tûrsĭv, -zĭv
adjective
Detergent.
Webster's New World
Having cleansing abilities.
The powdered roots of the Guayacan (lignum vitae) have detersive properties, and were once used as a household cleaning agent.
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noun

A cleansing agent; a detergent.

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Other Word Forms of Detersive

Noun

Singular:
detersive
Plural:
detersives

Origin of Detersive

  • French détersif from Latin dētersus past participle of dētergēre to deterge deterge

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

  • Compare French détersif.

    From Wiktionary

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