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Definitions of absterge word

  • verb absterge to wipe clean or cleanse 3
  • verb transitive absterge to wipe away; clean 3
  • verb transitive absterge to purge 3
  • noun absterge (transitive, archaic, now, rare) To make clean by wiping; to wipe away; to cleanse; to purge. (First attested in the early 16th century.). 1

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absterge popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 52% 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.

Synonyms for absterge

verb absterge

  • uncluttered — to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner: All kinds of papers cluttered the top of his desk.
  • bathe — If you bathe in a sea, river, or lake, you swim, play, or wash yourself in it. Birds and animals can also bathe.
  • brush — A brush is an object which has a large number of bristles or hairs fixed to it. You use brushes for painting, for cleaning things, and for tidying your hair.
  • cleanse — To cleanse a place, person, or organization of something dirty, unpleasant, or evil means to make them free from it.
  • clear up — When you clear up or clear a place up, you tidy things and put them away.

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verb absterge

  • dirty — soiled with dirt; foul; unclean: dirty laundry.
  • spend — to pay out, disburse, or expend; dispose of (money, wealth, resources, etc.): resisting the temptation to spend one's money.
  • worsen — Make or become worse.
  • corrupt — Someone who is corrupt behaves in a way that is morally wrong, especially by doing dishonest or illegal things in return for money or power.
  • pollute — to make foul or unclean, especially with harmful chemical or waste products; dirty: to pollute the air with smoke.

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