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abstersive

[ ab-stur-siv ]
/ æbˈstɜr sɪv /
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adjective

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Origin of abstersive

1400–50; late Middle English (<Middle French ) <Medieval Latin abstersīvus, equivalent to Latin absters(us), past participle of abstergēre (see abstergent) + -īvus-ive

OTHER WORDS FROM abstersive

ab·ster·sive·ness, noun
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