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de·terge

 (dĭ-tûrj′)
tr.v. de·terged, de·terg·ing, de·terg·es
To wash or wipe off (a wound, for example); cleanse.

[French déterger, from Latin dētergēre : dē-, de- + tergēre, to wipe.]

deterge

(dɪˈtɜːdʒ)
vb
(Medicine) (tr) to wash or wipe away; cleanse: to deterge a wound.
[C17: from Latin dētergēre to wipe away, from de- + tergēre to wipe]

de•terge

(dɪˈtɜrdʒ)

v.t. -terged, -terg•ing.
to wipe or wash away; cleanse.
[1615–25; (< French) < Latin dētergēre to wipe off =dē- de- + tergēre to wipe]
de•ter′gen•cy, n.

deterge


Past participle: deterged
Gerund: deterging

Imperative
deterge
deterge
Present
I deterge
you deterge
he/she/it deterges
we deterge
you deterge
they deterge
Preterite
I deterged
you deterged
he/she/it deterged
we deterged
you deterged
they deterged
Present Continuous
I am deterging
you are deterging
he/she/it is deterging
we are deterging
you are deterging
they are deterging
Present Perfect
I have deterged
you have deterged
he/she/it has deterged
we have deterged
you have deterged
they have deterged
Past Continuous
I was deterging
you were deterging
he/she/it was deterging
we were deterging
you were deterging
they were deterging
Past Perfect
I had deterged
you had deterged
he/she/it had deterged
we had deterged
you had deterged
they had deterged
Future
I will deterge
you will deterge
he/she/it will deterge
we will deterge
you will deterge
they will deterge
Future Perfect
I will have deterged
you will have deterged
he/she/it will have deterged
we will have deterged
you will have deterged
they will have deterged
Future Continuous
I will be deterging
you will be deterging
he/she/it will be deterging
we will be deterging
you will be deterging
they will be deterging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deterging
you have been deterging
he/she/it has been deterging
we have been deterging
you have been deterging
they have been deterging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deterging
you will have been deterging
he/she/it will have been deterging
we will have been deterging
you will have been deterging
they will have been deterging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deterging
you had been deterging
he/she/it had been deterging
we had been deterging
you had been deterging
they had been deterging
Conditional
I would deterge
you would deterge
he/she/it would deterge
we would deterge
you would deterge
they would deterge
Past Conditional
I would have deterged
you would have deterged
he/she/it would have deterged
we would have deterged
you would have deterged
they would have deterged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deterge - wipe away; to wash off or out, cleanse; chiefly in medical use: to clear away foul matter from the body; "This drug is powerful enough to deterge"
wipe away, wipe off - remove by wiping
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Subsequently, the cord was deterged with gauze to prevent the mother's blood from contaminating the sample.