abstergent


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abstergent

(əbˈstɜːdʒənt)
adj
cleansing or scouring
[C17: from Latin abstergent-, abstērgens wiping off, from abs- away, off + tergēre to wipe]
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Colchicine, an alkaloid derived from autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale) had been used as a hard abstergent for more than 2000 years, since ancient Egypt and Greece.
Te quoque lacrimulas, uirgo, iam mittere tempus: Abstergent tibi singultus mox gaudia tantos, Gaudia quae lacrimis aliter testere profusis: (199-204)
Also, an additional experiment using 1% solution of dish abstergent "Fairy" after 5 hours and 24 hours post introduction of bacterial combination was performed Using abstergent after 5 hours, the quantity of microorganisms decreased from [10.