detersive


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de·ter·sive

 (dĭ-tûr′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
Detergent.

[French détersif, from Latin dētersus, past participle of dētergēre, to deterge; see deterge.]

de·ter′sive n.

de•ter•sive

(dɪˈtɜr sɪv)

adj.
1. cleansing; detergent.
n.
2. a detersive agent or medicine.
[1580–90; < Middle French détersif < Latin dēters(us) (past participle of dētergēre; see deterge) + -if -ive]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.detersive - having cleansing power
purifying - freeing from noxious matter; "filtration is a purifying agent"
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