deterge 1620s, from Fr. déterger (16c.), from L. detergere (see DETERGENT (Cf. detergent)).

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  • Deterge — De*terge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deterged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deterging}.] [L. detergere, detersum; de + tergere to rub or wipe off: cf. F. d[ e]terger.] To cleanse; to purge away, as foul or offending matter from the body, or from an ulcer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deterge — index decontaminate, purge (purify), remove (eliminate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • détergé — détergé, ée (dé tèr jé, jée) part. passé. Une plaie détergée avec soin à chaque pansement …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • deterge — [dē tʉrj′, ditʉrj′] vt. deterged, deterging [L detergere, to wipe off < de , off, from + tergere, to wipe, cleanse < IE * terg < base * ter : see THROW] to cleanse (a wound, etc.) …   English World dictionary

  • deterge — verb 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 • Derivationally related forms: ↑detersive, ↑detergent, ↑detergency, ↑detergence • Hypernyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deterge — transitive verb (deterged; deterging) Etymology: French or Latin; French déterger, from Latin detergēre, from de + tergēre to wipe Date: circa 1623 to wash off ; cleanse • deterger noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deterge — detergency, n. /di terrj /, v.t., deterged, deterging. 1. to wipe or wash away; cleanse. 2. to cleanse of impurities or undesirable matter, as a wound. [1615 25; ( < F) < L detergere to wipe off, equiv. to de DE + tergere to wipe] * * * …   Universalium

  • deterge — verb To clean of undesirable material …   Wiktionary

  • deterge — v. cleanse, wash out; wipe away …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deterge — de·terge …   English syllables

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