absterge

absterge

(æbˈstɜːdʒ)
vb (tr)
formal to wipe clean or cleanse
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[A4.sup.v] (the first page of Tallis's 'Absterge Domine'), second stave, last note (above 'us') in D and Ha; this page, too, contains a mix of up-stems and down-stems.