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abluent

ab·lu·ent
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-loo-uh nt]
    • /ˈæb lu ənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-loo-uh nt]
    • /ˈæb lu ənt/

Definitions of abluent word

  • noun abluent a substance used for cleansing 3
  • adjective abluent (of a substance) washing away impurities; cleansing 3
  • adjective abluent that makes clean 3
  • noun abluent any substance used for cleaning 3
  • adjective abluent serving to cleanse. 1
  • noun abluent a cleansing agent. 1

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Origin of abluent

First appearance:

before 1745
One of the 47% newest English words
1745-55; < Latin abluent- (stem of abluēns, present participle of abluere to wash away), equivalent to ab- ab- + -lū- combining form of lavere to wash + -ent -ent

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Parts of speech for Abluent

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

abluent popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

abluent usage trend in Literature

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