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abstersive

ab·ster·sive
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-stur-siv]
    • /æbˈstɜr sɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-stur-siv]
    • /æbˈstɜr sɪv/

Definitions of abstersive word

  • noun abstersive a cleansing substance 3
  • abbreviation ABSTERSIVE abstergent. 1
  • noun abstersive (now rare) Something cleansing; detergent; abstergent. 0
  • adjective abstersive Cleansing; purging; abstergent. 0

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Origin of abstersive

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin abstersīvus, equivalent to Latin absters(us), past participle of abstergēre (see abstergent) + -īvus -ive

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Parts of speech for Abstersive

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

abstersive popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% 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.

abstersive usage trend in Literature

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