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abluent

[ ab-loo-uhnt ]
/ ˈæb lu ənt /
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adjective
serving to cleanse.
noun
a cleansing agent.
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Origin of abluent

1745–55; <Latin abluent- (stem of abluēns, present participle of abluere to wash away), equivalent to ab-ab- + -lū- combining form of lavere to wash + -ent-ent
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