abluent

[ ab-loo-uh nt ]
/ ˈæb lu ənt /

adjective

serving to cleanse.

noun

a cleansing agent.

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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